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How do you write a formal email?

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by DimatM, Aug 6, 2006.

  1. DimatM

    DimatM Junior Member

    Jun 26, 2006
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    Pre-Health (Field Undecided)
    I attempted to find this information on the web, but failed and got lazy. Does anyone know how to write a formal email?

    For example, if a school sends me an e-mail, do I address them "to whom it may concern" or should I write "Dear --- University" or should I address the specific dept?

    It's kind of a boring question, but can someone help me out?

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  3. Whenever I write a "formal email" (something about that makes me laugh), I format it exactly as I would a formal letter, letterhead and all.
  4. DoctorPardi

    DoctorPardi In Memory of Riley Jane
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    Dec 26, 2005
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    Formal email seems like an oxymoron.
  5. Yeah, it seems kind of hokey to be communicating in a professional matter via email, but it's so quick and easy. As long as it's formatted in a decent manner, it shouldn't be a problem.

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