Do you write many letters or emails?
Yes, I almost write a lot of emails for my clients as part of my job on a daily basis. There are many things I have to write, for example, I usually write end user training for my clients to teach them how to use the system, or I write the development guide for my technical staffs to tell them how to code.
Which do you prefer, to make a phone call or write an email?
Well, if I were to choose between the two, I will probably go with writing an email because I can have plenty of time thinking about how to express my opinion correctly and clearly, besides, the whole conversation can be tracked in the mail list; whereas, you know, making a telephone call usually leads to misunderstanding because sometimes it is not very accurate and obscure.
Is it hard to think of what to write?
That’s a tough question! But I would say that it depends on what type of content you will write. If it’s a personal letter I guess that it is just a piece of cake as you can be informal with your letter. On the other hand, if it’s a business or school related emails it might be a little tough since you must meet certain standards and be formal in writing. So, it will still vary according to its purpose.
Do you think people will still write letter in the future?
I believe that as a major method of communication between people, letter writing has a vast and interesting history; besides, handwritten letters are personal. They show the receiver that someone has spent time and effort in communicating with them. They are a way of connecting two people that cannot be achieved through the impersonal use of texts or instant messages.Therefore, I feel that the handwriting letters are irreplaceable in the future.
Do you think writing emails has strengthened or a weakened person’s writing skills?
Option 1: In my opinion, writing emails has a positive effect on the writing skills of people. As we all know that email is one of the most frequently used modes of formal communication. Therefore, it’s practically true that a person becomes more organized in his writing while compiling formal content.
Option 2: As far as I am concerned, communicating via email has a negative effect on the writing skills of people in many ways. Some applications like auto-correction and spelling checkers have dragged the level of English down, especially grammar and vocabulary. Rather than being aiding tools, they have sub standardized the level of writing skills.
How do you communicate with others at work – by email or is it more convenient to communicate face-to-face?
Oh in most of the time, I prefer to talk in person. Even though Too many people take the easy way out and try and do everything via e-mail, I often find that when I look the other person in the eyes and ask them something I get far more than I ever would over e-mail.
Other possible questions:
What sorts of letters or emails are the most difficult to reply to?
What kinds of emails (or letters) do you receive that make you feel excited?