Derya Bozdogan, PhD ELT Program Bolu, Turkey [email_address]   How to write an
Things to consider <ul><li>Write from your university e-mail account </li></ul>http://mleddy.blogspot.com/2005/01/how-to-e...
Think about what you're saying <ul><li>Choose an  appropriate greeting . </li></ul><ul><li>Ask politely </li></ul><ul><li>...
Examples of greetings: <ul><li>Dear Bozdoğan, </li></ul><ul><li>Dear Mrs. Bozdoğan, </li></ul><ul><li>Dear Dr. Bozdoğan, <...
<ul><li>Do not leave the  subject of your email  blank, write your subject properly and to the point </li></ul><ul><li>Exa...
<ul><li>Don't send unexpected attachments </li></ul><ul><li>When you get a reply, say thanks </li></ul>http://mleddy.blogs...
<ul><li>Remember! </li></ul><ul><li>An email is a piece of writing which has a(n): </li></ul><ul><li>Introduction  (introd...
More things to consider: <ul><li>Give some context for the question, situating it in the particular assignment or activity...
Example 1 <ul><li>Hi Professor Leddy, I'm working on my essay on William Carlos Williams and I'm not sure what to make of ...
Example Template <ul><li>Subject: (put in your class and maybe the assignment number) Salutation: (Mr or Ms Smith,) ----me...
For further reading: <ul><li>http://wmhc.isucomm.iastate.edu/Handouts/writingemails.pdf </li></ul><ul><li>http://classes.g...
References  <ul><li>Email image:  http://thesfile.com/contact/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://mleddy.blogspot.com/2005/01/how-to...
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How to write an email to your teacher

  1. 1. Derya Bozdogan, PhD ELT Program Bolu, Turkey [email_address] How to write an
  2. 2. Things to consider <ul><li>Write from your university e-mail account </li></ul>http://mleddy.blogspot.com/2005/01/how-to-e-mail-professor.html Avoid using emails which do include neither your name or surname eg. sweetgirl11@ (bad example) bozdogan_d@ (good example)
  3. 3. Think about what you're saying <ul><li>Choose an appropriate greeting . </li></ul><ul><li>Ask politely </li></ul><ul><li>Proofread what you've written </li></ul><ul><li>Sign with your full name, course number, and class </li></ul>http://mleddy.blogspot.com/2005/01/how-to-e-mail-professor.html
  4. 4. Examples of greetings: <ul><li>Dear Bozdoğan, </li></ul><ul><li>Dear Mrs. Bozdoğan, </li></ul><ul><li>Dear Dr. Bozdoğan, </li></ul><ul><li>Hi/Hello Mrs. Bozdoğan, </li></ul><ul><li>Hello teacher (informal) </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>Do not leave the subject of your email blank, write your subject properly and to the point </li></ul><ul><li>Examples of a subject: </li></ul><ul><li>(Your name and surname, Name of the course) </li></ul><ul><li>ECS role play video </li></ul><ul><li>ECS presentation topic </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Don't send unexpected attachments </li></ul><ul><li>When you get a reply, say thanks </li></ul>http://mleddy.blogspot.com/2005/01/how-to-e-mail-professor.html
  7. 7. <ul><li>Remember! </li></ul><ul><li>An email is a piece of writing which has a(n): </li></ul><ul><li>Introduction (introduce yourself/topic) </li></ul><ul><li>Body (state why you are writing, ask the question/s where necessary) </li></ul><ul><li>Conclusion (close the topic by either saying thanks or asking a question) </li></ul>
  8. 8. More things to consider: <ul><li>Give some context for the question, situating it in the particular assignment or activity you're working on. </li></ul><ul><li>Punctuate. Capitalize appropriately . Use complete words and sentences; this is not texting. Check your spelling . </li></ul><ul><li>Be specific and detailed about what the difficulty or challenge is regarding. </li></ul><ul><li>Ask an actual question, rather than leaving it up to me to infer. </li></ul><ul><li>Be nice and thank for answering. </li></ul><ul><li>Sign your full name. </li></ul>http://scienceblogs.com/sciencewoman/2009/01/how_to_write_clear _emails_to_y.php
  9. 9. Example 1 <ul><li>Hi Professor Leddy, I'm working on my essay on William Carlos Williams and I'm not sure what to make of the last stanza of &quot;Spring and All.&quot; I'm stuck trying to figure out what &quot;It&quot; is. Do you have a suggestion? Thanks. Maggie Simpson Eng 3703, MWF 10:00 </li></ul>http://mleddy.blogspot.com/2005/01/how-to-e-mail-professor.html
  10. 10. Example Template <ul><li>Subject: (put in your class and maybe the assignment number) Salutation: (Mr or Ms Smith,) ----message, short and in proper English---- Signature: (Thank you and your name) </li></ul>http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20081017083942AAlVvOE
  11. 11. For further reading: <ul><li>http://wmhc.isucomm.iastate.edu/Handouts/writingemails.pdf </li></ul><ul><li>http://classes.gordsellar.com/on-emailing-your-professors/ </li></ul>
  12. 12. References <ul><li>Email image: http://thesfile.com/contact/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://mleddy.blogspot.com/2005/01/how-to-e-mail-professor.html </li></ul><ul><li>http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20081017083942AAlVvOE </li></ul><ul><li>http://scienceblogs.com/sciencewoman/2009/01/how_to_write_clear_emails_to_y.php </li></ul>
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