Electronic Mail vs Common Mail



  • Credits             : 3 SKS
  • Meeting            : 7 (Seventh)
  • Date                 :
  • Topic               : Electronic Mail Versus Common Mail
  • Target              : Differentiating e-mail and common mail
  • References       : Background Knowledge (Brainstorming Ideas)
  • Contents          :


This topic will be conducted by having a class discussion in order to find differences between common mail and electronic mail. However, the following information is given to you as a general brainstorming knowledge to help you in differentiating common mail and electronic mail (e-mail).


E-mail is commonly known as the system of sending text, pictures and others to other people by means of computers linked to a network.



Parts of e-mail:




From           : ______________________

To               : ______________________

Subject        : ______________________

Date            : ______________________



Additional parts:

Cc      : __________________ à it stands for Carbon Copy

Bcc    : __________________ à it stands for Blind Carbon Copy



A writer can use Cc to multiply the letter to be sent to the receiver or receivers. Meanwhile, Bcc can be used to send the letter to multiply receivers but they cannot see those are in the Cc.

  • Exercises                   :


Group Discussion


In your own group, please discuss the following questions and answer them in your own group work sheet by filling out a table that is attached under the questions.



  1. Please mention the positive and negative sides of using common mail and e-mail (at least 3 list)
  2. Please mention the situation when we can use e-mail and when we can use the common mail (at least five list)
  3. Please make a list of differences between e-mail and common mail based on the aspect of practicality, cost, times, and distance.


The table is in the following.


For the first question:


The medium

Positive sides

Negative sides

Common mail  



















For the second question:


The Situation


Common mail
















For the third question:




Common mail



























  • Tasks               :


Individual task


  1. When you hear a word ‘e-mail’, what is the first thing that comes to your mind?
  2. What do you know about e-mail?
  3. What is more practical, an e-mail or a letter? Why?
  4. What do you think if we have not invented e-mail until this time? What will happen to human life in general?
  5. Which one you prefer, e-mail or common mail, when you want to send a card of congratulation to someone special for you? But, the person is living in another country? Why do you choose that?
  6. In your opinion, what do you think if when you apply for a job and the company you are going to apply needs you to send your application letter via e-mail? What will you do? Are you sure that your application will be clicked and read?


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