Reverse Email Writing Order for Clear Messages

As seen in Lifehacker, Jason Bean shared a tip he learned at a productivity seminar, where the tactic of reversing the order in which you write your email messages seems like a Good Thing.

In a nutshell, here's the order suggested:

1. Attach files - so you never forget
2. Write the body of the message - action you'd like the recipient to take
3. Write the subject - clear & concise; keywords at the beginning of the subject
4. Select recipients - choosing this last means you can't accidentally send the email before you've finished writing it

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