Teachers can incorporate professional email and text writing into the curriculum so students learn to write without colloquialisms and abbreviations, educator Benjamin Barbour writes. In practice exercises, teachers should emphasize salutations, proper grammar and the need to come off as professional and accurate, he notes.
Ideas on teaching formal writing with emails, texts
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