Write a three-paragraph email to your learning buddy. In this email you will ask your learning buddy for permission to send them future writing samples.
State what you want to get done: ask a question, make a definite statement, or extend goodwill.
Include an explanation or background.
Write a specific deadline and the reason for the deadline: ask a question, make a definite statement, or extend goodwill.
Write a forecasting subject line.
Use a repetition of words from paragraph one to turn a passive reader into an active reader.
Before you SEND, review and revise your email.
(We’ll do more of this in a later chapter.)