How to Write Emails to Professors
- An email to a professor is business correspondence. Treat your professor as you would
treat a boss. Write from your UNCG address to your professor’s UNCG address.
- Expect a reply during business hours: Monday-Friday, 9.00-5:00. If you get a
reply outside that time, or to a different address, count yourself lucky.
- Use complete words in complete sentences.
- If possible, write from a full keyboard, not a phone. Professors would like to
believe that you are composing something thoughtful. When I see “sent from my
Blackberry” at the end of a message, it’s hard not to discount it a little.