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How to Email a Professor

USE YOUR BMCC E-MAIL OR AN E-MAIL ADDRESS WITH YOUR NAME IN IT

Good e-mails to use with a professor

alicia.sandan@stu.bmcc.cuny.edu

akira.kamayaga76@gmail.com

Bad e-mails to use with a professor

pinkprincess@hotmail

yoyoyankeesfan92@gmail.com



IN THE SUBJECT LINE, INCLUDE YOUR NAME, THE COURSE, AND SECTIONUSE YOUR BMCC E-MAIL OR AN E-MAIL ADDRESS WITH YOUR NAME IN IT

Informative subject lines

Re: Alicia Sandanista ENG 311, Sec 102, Explaining Today’s Absence

Re: Sun Watins BUS 211, Sec 100, Grading Question

Cryptic subject lines

Re: Not in class

Re:



GREET YOUR PROFESSOR BY TITLE AND LAST NAME

Appropriate greetings

Dear Professor Johnson,

Dear Dr. Krishnan,

Inappropriate greetings

Yo Prof,

Hey Josh,



DO NOT USE TEXT-SPEAK, EMOTICONS, OR SLANG

Formal Writing

Are we going to review for the test?

Can I make an appointment to meet with you?

Informal writing

r u reviwing mondya? :P

Want 2 meet after class, u got time?



MAKE REQUESTS POLITELY

Polite requests

Would it be possible for me to make up today’s quiz?

Could we meet to discuss my grade?

Rude demands

You have to let me take the quiz again.

I worked too hard for you to give me a C.



GET RIGHT TO THE POINT

Direct writing

Would it be possible for me to submit the assignment tonight? I was in the hospital with my daughter this morning and missed the deadline.

Indirect writing

When I woke up, I didn’t think my daughter looked ok, and when I took her to day care they took her temperature, and I had to go to the hospital with her.

BMCC Writing Center

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Fwinslow@bmcc.cuny.edu
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Mailing Address
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Hours of Operation Summer ​2018

The Writing Center will be closed 7/11./18 – 7/17/18.
We will reopen at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, July 18, at 10 a.m.