1. My overall impression of this e-mail is that; it is not put together very well. There is no
clear introduction, middle, and the ending is not concise and to the point. This e-mail
lacks basic substance which makes it very easy for the reader to get confused. The
subject is not detailed and does not state what the help is for. It also does not indicate
that a response is required. The Subject, Date, From, and To lines are in the wrong
order. This e-mail indicates that the author lacks the proper skills needed to write an
effective and proper e-mail, which will ensure a response.
2. The three obvious weaknesses in this email are:
- The subject line is unclear; a subject line should describe the intentions of the
sender. HELP! As a subject line is vague, and could mean anything when the reader
is looking through their e-mails. This could also cause the reader to skip over the e-
mail, due to the lack of detail in the subject line.
- The e-mail lacks a clear organized structure, organization plays a large part in
whether the e-mail is understood correctly. The first error in organization is the Date,
To, From, and Subject format. This is incorrect in this case and should be in the
This e-mail also lacks the organizational structure of; Opening, Middle, and end.
This is a crucial detail because it assists the reader in properly understanding the email.
In this e-mail the sender jumps right in without an introduction. The conclusion is also
lacking in organization and does not clearly state when a response is needed. Yes she
said ASAP, but that could mean a week or two, not clear enough.
- This e-mail also lacks clarity in certain areas. When Nicholas is talking about the
speakers he fails to describe who these speakers