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Unformatted text preview: Email: in college and in Email: in college and in any profession Be smart Be smart Don’t fail assignment before you turn it in Email may be only interaction with professor – it is their only opinion of you Portray professionalism: portray the manner in which you want your professor to see you Be smart Be smart Know the difference between CC and BCC Use spelchekc – make your professors think you are intelligent Email on time: email several days before the due date of an assignment regarding questions on the assignment – DON’T email a question at 2am if the assignment is due the next day and expect an answer Read the email before you send it Don’t say “get back to me as soon as possible” Not acceptable Not acceptable Incomplete sentences Exclamation points!!!!!!!!!!!!! Emoticons ALL CAPS LETTERS Abbreviations (omg, lol, etc.) Not addressing person in first line (yo yo is not acceptable) Not signing your name (from email@example.com = who?) Be smart Be smart Don’t email your professor asking for their notes. Your professors work hard to prepare and deliver their lectures. If you fail to take notes, miss class, or lose your notes, contact your peers first. Odds are there are 1020 other students in that class that have notes. In today's environment, most professors post draft notes before and final notes after lectures. Be smart Be smart Treat your faculty (and fellow students) with respect, even in email. Your professors are dedicated to your education. We will attempt to create a supportive learning environment that is conducive to your degree pursuits. Don’t misinterpret this “kinder, gentler professor” model with an offer of friendship or an invitation to treat us as peers. Always use your professors’ proper title: Dr. or Prof. and unless specifically invited, don’t refer to them by first name. Respect us, and we will respect you. Be smart Be smart Don’t email a draft of your assignment to your professor for review. Your professors make assignments to assess your learning. Asking them to grade an assignment twice is unfair to them and to your peers. If you want guidance on completing an assignment, make an appointment or come by during office hours. Emailing your assignments to your professor asking for an informal review is a way of saying, “my time is more valuable than yours, tell me EXACTLY what I need to do to get a good grade”. Be smart Be smart Don’t expect an immediate response to your email. Emailing your professors at 2am is fine. But don’t expect an answer by 8am. Be smart Be smart Don’t email your professor asking (or complaining) about your grades. Unless you have been specifically told to use email for specific grading topics or issues, don’t do it. If there is a problem with a graded assignment, or you need to find out what you made on an assignment, make an appointment with your professor or go by during office hours. Also, don’t email your professor asking if they have graded your assignment. They’ll let you know when they have. Pinging them at 10pm after a 5pm exam will only make things worse. ...
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This note was uploaded on 11/10/2009 for the course CMS 306M taught by Professor Gomez during the Fall '06 term at University of Texas at Austin.
- Fall '06