How to Email Your Professor

Today, we’re reading Portwood-Stacer’s “How to Email Your Professor.” Read through her essay and answer the following questions:

  1. The first element is the Salutation. Which salutation would you use to one of your professors?
  2. Why using the “Professor” honorific your safest bet?
  3. Why might Element 5 the “reminder of how they know you” be important to a professor? 
  4. Why is it important to tell your professor that you looked at Canvas and the syllabus?
  5. Which closing do you think you’ll use in your email to professors?

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