Writing clear emails

Content information

Participants can apply basic principles of reader-oriented writing when writing emails. The learn to cast a critical eye on several aspects of email writing and practice how they can write more efficiently.

This workshop starts with a couple of introductory exercises that focus on the form and content of emails. Considerable interaction is expected of the participants, for example evaluating examples, rewriting emails, writing emails in a specific context). Participants are asked to bring own emails to class, which will be discussed during the workshops. Suggestions for rewriting will be discussed in group or individually.

Useful info

Special information:
You can only register (*) for this course via the UGent portal.

(*) How?

  1. Log in to Athena
  2. Navigate to Office
  3. Select Apollo
  4. Click “Personeel”
  5. Click “Vorming”, then “Catalogus”
  6. Search (or navigate to) the course of your choice and click “Inschrijven”


Number of tuition hours: 3


Nr. of hours per week: 1 x 3

This workshop forms part of a trajectory of 3 x 3 hours aimed at improving written production in Dutch. The workshops can be attended separately or as a trajectory. The workshop “Reader-Oriented Writing” is regarded as the overarching basic module of the trajectory and should ideally (though not necessarily so) precede the others.

Hand-outs available at: UCT

For who?: Ghent University staff (Administrative and technical staff)