National Writing Project

Devising Writing in E-Mail

By: Stephen Marcus
Publication: The Quarterly, Vol. 17, No. 2
Date: Spring 1995

Summary: National Writing Project Technology Network coordinator Stephen Marcus discusses the phenomenon of email, which, he says, should be thought of as a medium in itself, with its own nature, with qualities that are similar to but still distinct from those of other media. He lists references and resources for teachers developing their use of this medium—including a list of elements of email style—and describes how one teacher uses email in the service of students.


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