Research Skills for Developing Writers: Writing professional emails
When contacting a librarian, an instructor, another student or a university administrative professional by email, it is important to be professional and polite. Many times, the email is their first impression of you. Emailing your instructors, faculty, and peers in a professional way makes a good impression about your abilities and seriousness as a student.
Adopting professional emailing skills will help you for the rest of your university career and in your future career. Here are 10 tips to help you write more professional emails:
Good Example of a Professional Email
SUBJECT: Appointment to meet about research
Dear Ms. Jones,
I am writing a report on the health benefits of yoga for my ESL 1050 class. I need some help finding sources. I have found 2 articles already but I would like to find a book, too. Could we meet next week to find some sources? I am free on Monday, Tuesday, and Friday after 1pm. Please let me know what times work for you.
Thank you and I look forward to hearing from you.
Bad Example of a Professional Email
SUBJECT: (no subject)
i am lina. how are you? i am greet J, but i need find book for ESL. let me know because i must do it. if not, i get f :-P DON’T FOTGET!!!