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Email Etiquette for Emailing ProfessorsSource: The Learning Center, University of North Carolina-Chapel HillEmailing ProfessorsIt’s likely that you’ll benefit from contacting a professor at least once during your time incollege, and talking with your professors can have many concrete benefits: to help you gainclarity on assignments, understand course content, to learn how to study in a particular course, orto build a relationship with your professor. However, unlike high school, college professors don’talways have time to build strong personal relationships with all of their students, so students mayfeel uncomfortable or anxious about approaching or emailing them. While talking to or emailingyour professor may feel intimidating, there are a few effective strategies you can use to help youcalm your nerves and compose a clear, professional email. If you’re looking for strategies foreffective email communication more broadly, please see the Writing Center’s handout onEffective Email Communication.This handout focuses on when and how to email your professor in order to strengthen (or build)your relationship and maximize your success in class.Reasons to email professorsThere are many ways to communicate with professors, including during class, before or afterclass, in office hours, or via email. Every professor has different preferences and availabilitywhen it comes to communicating with students, and in most cases your syllabus will serve as a

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