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Online Student Success: Netiquette

This guide was created to give tips and tricks for being an online student.

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  • Netiquette
  • Online etiquette
  • Internet moral and ethical aspects
  • Online communication
  • Online interpersonal communication

What is Netiquette?

Definition of Netiquette

“Netiquette.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Jan. 2021.

Rude Netiquette Behaviors

  2. Sarcasm
  3. Using profanity/offensive language
  4. Abusing/spamming discussion/chat
  5. Using texting language or slang
  6. Overuse of emoticons
  7. Abundance of grammatical errors
  8. Not using proper titles
  9. Sharing private information

Common Netiquette Rules

  1. Be respectful/polite
  2. Always greet and sign off with your name
  3. Be short and concise
  4. Don't spread misinformation
  5. Share knowledge and ask questions
  6. Cite sources
  7. Use professional language
  8. Read and respond to posts thoroughly
  9. Recognize diversity