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Professionalism Online


The majority of communication in the online environment is written. Discussion, email, polls, etc. are frequently used as sources for communication. Your written communication should always be professional in grammar and tone. How you communicate now, is a good indicator of how you will communicate in the workforce. Start being professional in all your communications with instructors, college staff, and even your social media.

How do I write a professional email?

1.       Begin with a Greeting

2.       Identify yourself and your course

3.       State your Purpose  

4.       End with Closing


Dear Mr./Mrs./Ms./Dr. {Instructor Name},


My name is {Insert first and last name}. I am in your ABCD1234.5678 course online.

I am writing you because I need clarification on our assignment. In your instructions, you said “…,” does this mean “…”?


Thank you for your time. I look forward to hearing from you so that I can complete my assignment successfully.



{Insert name}


Posted Date:
2/20/2018 3:48:32 PM