Emails are the most common type of document that engineers
and scientists write. Letters, although not as common, are similar in scope, but used for more
formal correspondence. Engineers and scientists use both emails and letters to make specific
requests, submit small changes to a job, and deliver specific information. This tutorial focuses on job
application emails, which are essentially an email version of a cover letter for a resume. Also
considered are thank you emails and letters. More detailed information for this tutorial can be found in
Lesson 9 of The Craft of Scientific Writing (Springer, 2018).