Students

How to Write Emails to Professors

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Use complete words in complete sentences.
  4. 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.