Email should never be confused with the five-paragraph essay they taught us in eighth grade.

Try using five lines (one sentence per line) with one of them being an action line “Please confirm receipt,” “Please let me know by August 24 at 7:00 p.m.”

 

Which is easier to read?

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Using the five-line method allows your reader to scan (read) the email, ascertain the meaning, and respond much more quickly. Because your message will be understood more easily, your response rate will increase.

Challenge:  Try it for a week.

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