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How to Email a Professor 1. Write from your college or university email account – That immediately lets your professor see that your email is legitimate and not spam. Your personal email account address is okay for friends but not appropriate when you are writing to a professor. 2. Include the course number in your subject line. Example: question about English 101 essay 3. Think about what you’re saying. Choose an appropriate greeting - “Hi/Hello Professor [Blank]” is always appropriate Avoid the standard apologies for missing class - If you missed class for an especially sad or serious circumstance, it might be better to mention that in person than in an email. Ask politely – “Could you please email me the pages for the next reading? Thanks!” is a lot better than “I need the assignment.” Proofread what you’ve written – You want your email to show you in the best possible light.
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Unformatted text preview: Sign with your full name, course number, and meeting time 4. Dont send unexpected attachments Attaching an essay with a request that your professor look it over is very bad form. Arrange to meet your professor during office hours or by appointment instead. Its especially bad form to send an email that says I wont be in class today with a paper or some other coursework attached. Think about it: Your professor is supposed to print out your essay because youre not in class? 5. When you get a reply, say thanks Just hit reply and say Thanks, or a little bit more if thats appropriate. 6. When communicating with a professor remember you are sending a professional correspondence. This means you should not use any kind of shorthand you use when sending messages to friends, and one exclamation point is enough....
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