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1 How to write an

2 Things to consider Write from your university account Avoid using s which do include neither your name or surname eg. (bad example) (good example)

3 Think about what you're saying Choose an appropriate greeting. Ask politely Proofread what you've written Sign with your full name, course number, and class

4 Examples of greetings: Dear Professor Smith, Dear Ms. Glaum, Dear Dr. Brown, Hi/Hello Ms. Glaum, Hey/Hello teacher (informal)

5 Do not leave the subject of your blank, write your subject properly and to the point Examples of a subject: (Your name and surname, Name of the course) FI Writing Diagnostic FI Essay Question

6 Don't send unexpected attachments When you get a reply, say thanks

7 Remember! An is a piece of writing which has a(n): -Introduction (introduce yourself/topic) -Body (state why you are writing, ask the question/s where necessary) -Conclusion (close the topic by either saying thanks or asking a question)

8 More things to consider: Give some context for the question, situating it in the particular assignment or activity you're working on. Punctuate. Capitalize appropriately. Use complete words and sentences; this is not texting. Check your spelling. Be specific and detailed about what the difficulty or challenge is regarding. Ask an actual question, rather than leaving it up to me to infer. Be nice and thank for answering. Sign your full name.

9 Example 1 Hi Ms. Glaum, I'm working on my narrative essay essay for Focused Inquiry 111 and I’m having writers block. I'm stuck trying to figure out what to write about.Do you have a suggestion for what I should do? Thanks. Maggie Simpson Eng 3703, MWF 10:00

10 Example Template Subject: (put in your class and maybe the assignment number) Salutation: (Mr or Ms Glaum,) ----message, short and in proper English---- Signature: (Thank you and your name)

11 More on etiquette Syllabus Policy: enhancement- center/files/2011/04/ _ETIQUETTE.pdf enhancement- center/files/2011/04/ _ETIQUETTE.pdf


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