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Advice on emailing Prof. regarding summer research

  1. Feb 7, 2013 #1
    Hi all, I am going to email my professor soon and I want to ask him for a position over the summer.
    Has anyone any advice as to how I should write the email. Formally? Straight to the point? Persuasive? With humility?

    Thanks. I'd appreciate any responses.
     
  2. jcsd
  3. Feb 8, 2013 #2
    1. Straight to the point. Professors get a LOT of email.

    2. Be humble but don't put your abilities down.

    3. Know exactly what this professor does so you can be very, very specific about what project you want to work on.
     
  4. Feb 8, 2013 #3
    Do you know this professor already? If so, I would approach him in person. If you don't know him, then I would say email is okay, and I would second what carlgrace said.
     
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