What is the best way to schedule an office hour appointment with big-name professor?
- Directly email him.
- Email his secretary, asking for an appointment.
- Talk in person causally first and ask his preference (if possible).
I am in a school where some professors do not have a regular office hour, and occasionally, my email is ignored (or replied three weeks later) even if the email is short. Almost all of them have a secretary, who knows the professor’s schedule completely.