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Sample Emails to Professors

Example #1:

Subject Line: Emily Jones - CHEM A103 - Missed Class

Dear Professor Smith, 

I was unable to attend Chemistry class yesterday (Tuesday, August 30). I understand from a classmate that a handout regarding the next lab assignment was distributed. The syllabus indicates that your office hours are between 1:00 - 3:00 pm on Wednesdays. Would you be available in your office this Wednesday so I can receive the lab assignment and ask for clarification on the material presented in class?

I appreciate your time and look forward to speaking with you soon.

Thank you,

Emily Jones CHEM A103 - Tuesday and Thursday 11:00 am - 12:15 pm

Example #2:

Subject Line: Jack Wilson - ENGL A111 - Questions about Assignment

Dear Professor Peterson,

I have two brief questions regarding our most recent essay assignment in ENGL A111, which is due on Monday, October 7.

  1. I understand we are required to use four outside sources for this essay. Can we utilize all online resources for our research?
  2. My notes do not specify which format to use for citations. Do you prefer MLA format?

I appreciate your time, and I look forward to completing this assignment.

Best regards,

Jack Wilson ENGL A111 - Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 3:00 pm - 3:50 pm