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Copy of How to Write a Polite Email to your Teacher
Transcript of Copy of How to Write a Polite Email to your Teacher
Subject of your Email
The subject tells the reader what the email is about.
Question about homework.
Possible extra help.
Need clarification from class
Do NOT start the Email with an Incorrect Greeting
Do not call a teacher by his or her first name unless they have said you may do so.
Do not start an email too informally. Be polite and show respect.
What's up, teacher??
Write the Email Message
Keep it short and get to the point quickly.
Your teacher has a lot of emails to read and does not have time to read a book-length email from every student.
Ask direct, specific questions.
Other people cannot read your mind. You need to be clear when you ask a question.
Do NOT Write Like This in the Email Message
Do not write in all capitalized letters.
IF YOU WRITE LIKE THIS, IT SOUNDS LIKE YOU'RE YELLING AT ME!
"YOU MARKED ME ABSENT."
Do not use multiple exclamation points or question marks. One is enough.
If you use multiple exclamation points, it sounds like you're yelling at me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
"You marked me absent!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
Why would you use multiple question marks??????????
"Why is my grade 70%???????????"
Do NOT Write Like This in the Email Message (Continued)
Do not write to your teacher the same way you write to your friends on the internet. This is not texting, Facebook, or Twitter.
Write proper sentences with subjects, verbs, correct punctuation, and correct spelling.
So pls dun wrte yor profeSR lik ur txtN. uz abbrz @ yor own rsk. coRec me f Im wrng.
Ending the Email
End the email with a polite closing remark.
Always end the email with your full name.
Always Be Polite!
It is always good to be polite to your teachers.
"Can you please help me?"
Use "thank you"
"Thank you for helping me."
Allow people time to respond.
1. The person you are emailing may not be checking email right away. Give them time to respond (at least 24 hours) before emailing a second time.
2. Your teachers and classmates may not respond to your emails late at night. Be courteous!
Start the Email with the Correct Greeting