Communication with Faculty

Many professors use email as the primary form of communication with students. It is often the easiest and quickest way to get in touch with your faculty members to ask them a question about an assignment or to schedule an appointment outside of office hours.

Always be more formal in an email to a professor than less; once you have an established relationship with a professor, you can adjust formality.

An example:

Dear Professor Jones,
How are you? I hope you’re having a good day!
I had some more questions about what we covered in class yesterday (the past subjunctive) and would like to make an appointment during your office hours.
What would be a convenient time to come by?
Thanks for your help and I’ll see you soon.
John Smith