Still, is it bad for me to want my students to send me more appropriate emails than this?
*names have been changed, but all formatting and spelling have been left exactly how they were sent to me.
(You might want to take a deep breath before you read this one--you're going to need it!)
Hi Ms. Vereen-Davis, sorry I've missed your class twice this week I'm not blowing it off I enjoy it and all just things came up and I do have my speech done I'm going to link it in this email It's just been a long week and I always half awake shut my phone's alarm off but I will be there tuesday and if you could attach our next speech that would be great see you tuesday!
Perhaps this student has no concept of a run-on sentence? Or of punctuation?
Hellooooooo Again, Here Are My Notes, Sorry For The Delay! I'll Print The Pix At School On Thursday if Thats Cool With You. If Not just Hit Me Up On Hereeee. Andrew.
I'm not sure why every single word is capitalized. Also, what's going on with the usage of vowels??
As a student (at any point in my academic career), I NEVER would have thought about sending an email of this quality (or lack thereof) to my teacher, ESPECIALLY an English teacher. Sometimes, I want to respond to them about their lack of professionalism, but so far, I've just let it go. One day, they will finish college and go onto a job, where they will be in correspondence with people who will actually determine their paychecks. If I was a client of either of these students, and I got an email like these, I would immediately cancel my contract and find someone else to do the work. To many people in the business world, writing is a representation of yourself--a concept I can't seem to get across to my students.
What are your thoughts on this whole situation?