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Questions on using e-mail for communicating literature and collaborating with peers. Also related to academic advertising or announcements.

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Was a professor correct to chastise me for writing “Prof. X” rather than “Professor X”?

I emailed Professor X regarding typos in, and questions on, his book. I've never met and contacted him. My email commenced with this salutation: Dear Prof. X He replied It is customary to ...
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How to email researchers for the first time [duplicate]

Sometimes I reach out to professors (who are almost always significantly older than me) via email. Maybe I'm working on a specific question they asked in a publication, or I'm working on something ...
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Master thesis: emails to a dissertation supervisor

i have finished all my classes and now I should start my master thesis. But first of all, I need to write an email to prof. and ask him about the available topic for the master thesis. How to write ...
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How do researchers send unsolicited emails asking for feedback on their works? [duplicate]

I wonder how a researcher send an unsolicited email to another one asking for feedback to their work. I guess it will be something like this? Hello Dr. X To introduce myself, I am Y, in ...
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Why shouldn't an unsolicited email asking for opinion include the links to the articles? [duplicate]

I have a precursory research – that is, an article posted in my website to know what I want to pursue – and want to send to a professor to have his opinion. However, I was advised to ask him if he has ...
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Thanking multiple professors in an email thread

I emailed one professor (with a few others CCed) to inform them that I will be following up with X commitment. Each professor on the thread replied (all) to state their well wishes and excitement. ...
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How can I ask why this European university booked me a 15-day trip for a 2-day exam?

I am going to visit a European university to take a PhD course entrance exam. The university prepared a 15 day trip for me, but the written exam and the oral exam will require only one day each. ...
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Logistics of asking for letter of recommendation after graduation

I graduated from by undergrad two years ago (this May) and now I am applying to law school and require letters of recommendation from my undergrad. Although I did well in their classes and spoke ...
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Is is okay to write “awarded” when the selected list is released online, but final offer yet to receive?

Is it okay if I write in letter/e-mail, the following? "I have been awarded recently ..." when the final selected list for the award is published online, but the actual award offer letter is yet to ...
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whether to send a follow-up email asking for research internship

I send a email to inquire about a research internship 3 weeks ago to a professor leading a research group(they clearly state that they have on their web-page) and I like the research group's research ...
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Mistake In an Email to Professor that is already sent out

I wrote an cold email to a professor to inquire about research opportunity. But I made an unforgivable mistake that I wrote his institution name wrong in the text. I should have wrote 'your research ...
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Is it OK to send another reminder after prospective research leader stops responding to my email?

Long story short. I was look for some undergraduate level research for this July and August, so I contacted a professor like a month ago. Things went very well, and two weeks ago I even had a Skype ...
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Answering e-mails with just 'Thank you' [duplicate]

Lately I have been applying to many universities for a position on a master's program, therefore I contaced many people asking them questions regardings these programs. What troubles me is the ...
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How should I format an email to a professor about a REU?

I am currently trying to apply for REU programs, and I have been told that I should try reaching out to professors before submitting my application to the program. I have several questions about how ...
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How to ask for summer research position without meeting the professor

I'm looking to get research position for the summer but wouldn't be able to meet the professor in person as most people seem to suggest since I'm out of the country at the moment. Not sure if I ...
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What would be the proper way to ask for reference letters

So, during my bachelor years I was a bit of a hermit. I studied on my own, made little contact with my professors outside of the necessary academic/ social situations, and mostly passed on as that ...
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Contact authors about a related finding

My colleagues and I recently published a resource paper with a finding that could suggest a mechanism for a disease-to-gene correlation from a 2014 study. I'd like to inform the authors. But, the ...
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How to address any professor in formal letter [duplicate]

When we write to any professor, we write Dear Professor X. If we write only Professor X, is it weird? Professor X, Best Regards,
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best words to respond to a request for cv after graduation [duplicate]

Last summer I did an internship in an industry for 9 weeks. It was a great experience and my supervisor was a very formal and professional lady. On my last day, she asked about my graduation date and ...
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The assistant professor doesn't answer e-mails [closed]

I'v already read the similar questions here, but i'm sure those are not applicable in my case. The assistant reminded us during the last session that we can contact him via email, he is only ...
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how to remind professor of a gift?

I answered a challenging question in one of my courses, I sent my answer through an email. The professor replied that I won a gift card for buying stuff from the university. It has been 2 months he ...
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How to politely request payment for extra hours of TA service rendered?

My TA letter indicates 90 hours working. However, I worked for 120 hours due to the volume of the students. Now my work is finished I want to let them know by writing an email to the professor. I want ...
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Choosing an email address/provider for academic work as you change positons

I'm an on-again-off-again academic, I guess you could say: I've switched positions in and out of academia several times over the past decade. When I write academic papers (or even Free Software in the ...
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Best way to respond to a request for CV after graduation

I did a summer internship in an industry for 9 week. It was a great experience and my supervisor was a very formal and professional lady. She rarely smiled but appreciated my work every now and then. ...
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Research Director not responding to email - should I call him? [duplicate]

I'm posting this question because normally he is a very punctual person, often responding within a matter of hours if our time zones match up. However, I sent an email last week and a follow-up one on ...
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How to deal with bad department chair?

As students we have the right to choose our semester subjects (for the new semester beginning in 2019) So we went send an email to the department chair indicating what subject we would like to take. ...
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professor pushing me to get result when nothing is right! [duplicate]

Background My professor assigned me a project as part of a course. The project is part of another student's thesis and has several flaws. I explained the problems of the project to my professor. ...
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Paper with multiple authors

If I have a question about a paper which has multiple authors, who should I email? The professor whose lab the paper came out of maybe? The first author named on the paper?
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How do I reply to a professor's email who wants to chat with you?

I contacted a potential advisor for a PhD program. He replied to me that he was not in a position to accept any PhD students at this time. But he also wrote to me: "I'd also be happy to chat about ...
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Professor not replying to emails

My professor assigned a final paper due the 12th, and while our exam period extends to the 23rd of December, all my exams were scheduled on the 11th and 12th and a couple before. As this was one of my ...
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What's wrong with my e-mail to potential PhD supervisors?

I recently sent some e-mails to potential supervisors asking information for a PhD with them, I obtained no answers. I share my doubts and then copy the standard mail I sent. I sent it to 5 ...
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Writing to prospective advisors who co-authored a paper

I wrote an enquiry mail about graduate positions to a Professor who is working in the field I am interested in. I cited a paper authored by the professor in my e-mail. The paper is co-authored by ...
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Alternatives for when your institution doesn't provide you an e-mail address

I study in an institution that never provided me or any other student with an institution e-mail. I feel that this is highly prejudicial to my academic success because a) it forbids me to access ...
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Academic dean (interim graduate program director) not responding to e-mails

This question goes along with this post here: E-mails being ignored by university Interestingly, my situation is also at a college institution in California. However, rather than note that it might ...
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Contact info for a professor's letter of recommendation [closed]

Is it okay if the applicant provides a professor's official email and the professor uploads the letter of recommendation (LOR) from the same official email, but mistakenly mentions their personal ...
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Emails being ignored by University

I am a graduate student in the U.S., specifically California although I am not sure it matters. After three months in the American university system I am almost convinced there is an organizational ...
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Email Professor asking if I can talk about the research we conduct

I attended a networking event and met a distinguished professor at another major university. I am studying to attend graduate school for one of the Ph.D's that the university actually offers, and the ...
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Calling a professor regarding an advertised postdoc position

I have sent an email to a professor regarding a postdoc position that I saw advertised in the careers web page of her university. The email was very polite and extensively detailed. However, it has ...
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I am currently in graduate school but need to ask my previous professors for a letter of recommendation. I am worried this will be awkward

I just started grad school this semester. But as part of my stipend contract, I am required to continue to apply to scholarships (although I don't need to win them). I have not been in grad school ...
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Does it violate academic social norm to email someone around midnight?

I do this often because this is when I wrap up the stuff for my day. But I wonder if it is considered intrusive. I imagine a scenario where a phone that is linked to gmail rings due to my email, and ...
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How to request the supervisor email from a researcher

I am trying to contact a professor in another university in a different country for a potential collaboration. I only got the email that he uses on his papers, which he doesn't open as much because I ...
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Emailing professors: Guidelines on choosing papers

Barry Rountree, Computer Scientist, LLNL of Quora claims 80% hit rate for the following e-mail template: (I emphasize a phrase in bold.) Here’s your email: Dear Dr. Q, I would like to schedule a ...
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Is it possible to sit in a class without registering it? [closed]

I wanted to know that whether it is possible to sit in a grad-level course or undergrad course without registering? What should I do before going to the class? should I talk to the professor? Is it ...
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When can I know the updated status from reviewer or editor after i submit a revised manuscript to that publisher? [duplicate]

I have submitted a revised manuscript to an international journal of quantum chemistry at 8 August. My articles status still remain under review, I also don't know my article get accepted or rejected, ...
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Is it rude to ask the lecturer whether there is any “effective prerequisite”?

Situation: My university has an online course registration system. Students (including me) choose courses in the system and submit their requests at certain time. Sometimes, the course information is ...
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How to ask my professor to assign a paper to publish?

I am a masters student. This semester I had a course with my supervisor. This course was not directly related to my thesis. During the term, the professor assigned me an in-class project (which was ...
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How do I address a colleague in an 3-way email with a student?

In my department, professors go by their first names with students and each other. My colleagues in some other departments go by their title and last name. To convey their preference, when referring ...
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Is it rude to send a self-correction followup email to professor?

I was wondering if I was rude to a professor. I am a Japanese student at a Japanese university and I'm planning to apply for a British graduate school. Then, I contacted a professor at the graduate ...
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Contacting a Potential Supervisor about Funding (after agreeing on project)

I am in the process of contacting a potential supervisor to pursue a PhD in his group. We have agreed on the project and that I am a good fit for the project. However, there remains the funding issue. ...
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How to ace the final home take exam? [closed]

I am an international grad student studying at a Canadian university. I have a home-take exam. It is the first time that I am taking this type of exam. How should I prepare for this exam? Will it be ...