Wednesday, April 22, 2009

[H]ow to email professor asking to pass

The Google search how to email professor asking to pass just brought someone to my post How to e-mail a professor.

So how do you e-mail a professor asking to pass? The short answer may be found on Charles Bukowski's gravestone: "DON'T TRY." You should have been talking to your professor, face to face, much earlier in the semester. It might not be too late to do so now. But no professor with a shred of integrity will respond favorably to a pleading e-mail from a student who can't be bothered to come in during office hours. So try talking to your professor. Or use PayPal.

[Yes, I like a hyphen in e-mail. Keeping it old school.]

comments: 2

Mariana Soffer said...

What about commenting on his blog, or twitter blog, or feeds from friendfeed or twine.
There are other options

Michael Leddy said...

Yes, or you could write on the prof's Facebook wall.