I teach email etiquette to all my first-year students. I also teach it to my upper division students, just in case they didn’t get it when they were the young ‘uns. Many, I would guess even most students, take the ideas to heart and use them when they create emails they intend to send to profs. If they did not, the strange and extreme lack-of-email-etiquette pieces we receive would not be afforded so much attention.
Since there are some students who cannot imagine anyone doing such a thing as forgetting to use the email etiquette–and both the ones least and most likely to are those who would fit this category–I like to collect these little nuggets as real-life examples.
from the CHE forums:
“Entire e-mail (no greeting, no signature):
I having trouble remebering what the assignment was for 2mor so please get back at me with sum details.
Clearly someone skipped the e-mail etiquette portion of the syllabus.”
dr_know. “Re: Posting Hall of Fame–Reply 2371.” chronicle.com, 26 January 2011, www.chronicle.com/forums/index.php/topic,30991.2370.html. Accessed 31 December 2018.
Why, yes, I did know I am probably spending too much time on the fora… But they are so enlightening!