In the world of communications, a widely used rule of thumb is the 3 Cs – clear, concise, and conclusive. This principle can also make a good rule of thumb for teachers when sending emails and letters.
- Clear: Leave no doubt about the details. Make sure your wording accurately communicates what you want to convey.
- Concise: Say it in the fewest words as possible. When you use too many words, you muddy the waters.
- Conclusive: As a leader, it’s imperative that you be decisive. If your messages are confident, then others are more likely to trust your leadership.
Before you press “send,” proofread again with these three principles in mind.