Be Polite, E-Polite

McClure said that some students seem to feel “that e-mail is a casual form of communication, where professional relationships somehow do not exist as they do in the classroom — students feel comfortable saying things in an email that they would never say to you in person.” —David EpsteinBe Polite, E-Polite (Inside Higher Ed)

Nothing terribly ground-breaking in this article, but I’m blogging it because the examples are all university-related, and it might make a good discussion starter in this fall’s “Writing for the Internet class.”