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  1. Jul 2023
    1. "It's easier to ask forgiveness than it is to get permission."

      "It's easier to ask forgiveness than it is to get permission."

  2. Oct 2020
  3. Sep 2020
    1. make sure you acknowledge that you received it. A simple "Thank you" may be enough.

      Being courteous during interactions with the professor is very important. Acknowledgement of a reply of an email maintain a sense of formality while encouraging further discussion with the professor.

    2. For instance, if you want a reply, let the professor know. If you need to meet with them, make that known as well.

      Making it clear that you need something while maintain formal behavior is crucial to getting far in college.

    3. Capitalize words appropriately
    4. In an email to a friend, it may be fine to skip over periods and commas. However, when you're writing to your professor, make sure you are using punctuation where you should.
    5. As much as text language is taking over the internet, professional emails are one place where you should leave it behind. That is, don't use "u" in place of "you," or "2morrow" in place of "tomorrow." Use proper spellings
    6. "My grandmother died. Give me an extension on this paper." Rather, say, "I've had a difficult week with the death of my grandmother. Would you please give me an extension on this paper?"

      Coming off as demanding is unprofessional and almost always going to cause some frustration for the professor. Simply rephrasing sentences into polite requests goes a long way.

    7. keep your tone and language very professional. That means no emojis!
    8. Asking a professor to go over this again makes you look like you are not a serious student, and it frustrates the professor because it wastes their time

      It is important to be present during classes or catch up on material before asking questions. Interactions with professor should consist of meaningful and genuine questions about the subject matter. Anything that has already been stated should not be repeated again. This further cements the fact that you should be conversing with the professor in a formal manner.

  4. Aug 2020
  5. Sep 2019
    1. I like the idea of the "professionalism points", it makes it feel more valuable to be in class and learning rather than just attendance points. I feel like it holds us more accountable for our learning.

  6. Nov 2016
    1. what posting a photo today might mean for their future employment opportunities

      People are definitely losing jobs and opportunities based on their social media presence. Distasteful photos should not even be taken let alone shared online.