1. What rules of netiquette does the student violate in this email?

The student has violated the following netiquettes:

Emotions: The student has written an email that has avoided to focus on his/her wrongdoings and asked the teacher for an undue favor followed by a “:-)” that I believe is an inappropriate use of emotions.

Shouting:  I believe that the capitalization of words at different instances is not appropriate and can be called “Shouting” in relation to netiquettes.

  1. If you were the instructor, how might you react to this email? What questions would you have about it?

I would be angered by the email but as an instructor I would control my emotions and ask the following questions:

  1. When was the last time you logged in to your Blackboard?
  2. Don’t you think that it would be a good idea if you logged in to your Blackboard and look for yourself what assignments you need to do?
  • I am sorry, I cannot give you full credits for a long due assignment. Don’t you think it would not be fair to the other students who return their assignments on time?


  1. Rewrite the e-mail so that it is consistent with good netiquette.

Dear Professor,

I would like to apologize to you as I have not been punctual at class for the last few weeks due to some unforeseen circumstances. I did not log into Blackboard during this time and when I did, I was unable to find the description of some assignments that I need to return to you. Can you please send me the description for the assignments from Week 3, 6,7 and 8?

I have attached my assignment from the first week with this email. Please consider this assignment for grading.

Best Regards,