Simple Advice for Any Professional Email


Here's a template you can follow in constructing your email to a professor or academic advisor. Each element is explained below:

Subject line: 01:830:101:09 question from Mabel Douglass

Dear Professor Smith,

My name is Mabel Douglass and I am a first-year student in the School of Arts and Sciences. I am in your General Psychology course 01:830:101, section 09, which meets MW 1:10-2:30.

I am writing to ask for some additional information about the research assignment due October 26. I’ve looked on Sakai and at the syllabus, but I still have some questions about the assignment. Unfortunately, I have class during your office hours, so I am hoping that we can set an appointment to meet. I don’t have any classes on Fridays, but if that day is not convenient for you, I am available as follows:

Tuesday and Thursdays before 1pm

Mondays and Wednesdays after 3pm

I look forward to hearing from you.

Thank you,

Mabel Douglass (RUID: 123004567)

SAS Class of 2023

Adapted from "HOW TO EMAIL YOUR PROFESSOR (WITHOUT BEING ANNOYING AF)" by Laura Portwood-Stacer, April 26, 2016, MEDIUM.COM

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