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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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How do I ask a professor at a different department whether I can attend his classes? [duplicate]

There is a professor in Department X. I will be applying to Department Y & Department Z for a MA that really fits my interests. Now, I am wondering whether the professor in Department X will also ...
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how should I be positive about financial support?

I am accepted for the January intake.I am a fully funded student. I received the acceptance letter from university but the university has not sent me any financial support letter. My supervisor just ...
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Is it odd to contact past graduate student?

I am interested in pursuing a particular program and I find the name of some of the past students from professor's website. Is it odd to write an email to these past graduate students and ask about ...
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Professor has multiple email-ids?

The professor I am trying to contact has multiple email-ids listed on the department page. I mailed to one and got no response sice two weeks, then I mailed to the other and still no response since a ...
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No Objection mail to potential advisor before mailing another in the same department [closed]

I had mailed a professor in a certain department inquiring about graduate student openings and he replied saying that he lacks funding to hire anymore students. The same department has atleast two ...
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Prospective student’s first email to a potential advisor? [duplicate]

I am applying for an MSc program and I need to find an advisor prior to sending in my application. I have heard conflicting advise regarding what to put in my first email. I would like some opinion on ...
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How to proceed if a professor does not answer the request for letter of recommendation?

I have written an email to a professor asking him for a letter of recommendation. It's been almost a week and he didn't answer back. I have already seen questions on this topic here, saying that when ...
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How to respond to the Foreign Professor [closed]

How can I respond to the professor for the below mail: Dear XXX, Thank you for your information. I will have additional time to review this week. Regards, Thanks in advance, for your help.
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How to write a sincere reply to a very positive reply from a professor?

My roomie has recently been applying for PhD programmes. He's particularly interested in the one led by prof X in Some University, so the other day he sent an email to prof X, presenting his research ...
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Response to project proposal feedback

I have recently submitted a project proposal for the final project of one of my graduate courses. The unit lecturer who marked my proposal is in his 70s and he has once stated in class that he's an ...
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Is it acceptable for professors to send letter of recommendation via a personal email?

I am applying to mathematics graduate programs in the United States. One of my professors does not like to use his official university email address that is listed on the departmental website. ...
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Responding to low-key insult from lecturer

A lecturer for a course I am attending was late for a class, and as they had sent an e-mail a few days before mentioning a different classroom, the class was confused about whether we should go to ...
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How to address email to a professor who prefers informality?

How should I address an email to a professor who hates being called "Professor ___" or "Dr. ____?" He has made it very clear to students that he prefers to be referred to by his first name in person, ...
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Is informing your advisor about a community cause considered unprofessional?

Background: I'm a PhD stident in Russia with an advisor coming from the US. There are several community causes that are related or slightly related to academia; two that come to mind are Academics ...
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Correcting professors' lecture notes

One of my profs in college has (after years of students asking him to do so) put forth a syllabus with all the material for the class he is teaching. With the help of 3 students from previous years (...
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Filtering spam invitation emails [closed]

Is there a readily compiled, contiunously updated list of email addresse and/or domain names used in spam messages from predatory journals or conferences, or phrases or keywords that could be used to ...
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What kind of help can I request from a terminally ill professor?

I am a student in Mathematics. There is a field I'm interested in (possibly enough to make it my main research area) which is not studied in my city. I've read a lecture notes on this topic a few ...
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Next steps in approaching an unresponsive academic

I am applying for PhD programmes very soon and I have recently been trying to get in touch with my potential referees. At my previous institution there is a professor who knows me the most out of all ...
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Proposing a research project when contacting potential supervisors before master’s admission?

Is it okay to propose a project, with a brief introduction to what you want to do as your master’s thesis project when contacting potential supervisors? Specifically, I am interested in the work ...
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Express interest to join mentor's group with whom a fellowship application got rejected

I applied for a prestigious US national laboratory post-doctoral fellowship with a potential mentor. Unfortunately, I got rejected. However, I am very much interested in working in this mentor's group....
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Clarifying email instructions with advisor

I receive sometimes one line instructions from my PhD supervisor on work I need to do and send. Not always clear though. He sometimes forgets what he had discussed in our last discussion, or does ...
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acceptance letter with no letter of financial support

I have received my admission letter for a graduate program from a Canadian university. However, the letter contains no information about funding. I have already talked to my professor about the ...
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How to formulate a reminder regarding letter of financial support?

I have received my admission letter for a graduate program from a Canadian university. However, the letter contains no information about funding. I have already talked to my professor about the ...
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Should I (assistant professor) call undergraduates by first name or Mr/Ms [closed]

There are lots of questions about how undergrads should address professors, but this is about the opposite. Context is North American research university. My instinct and personal preference is to ...
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What email to use for corresponding author on publications when institution is not permanent?

What is the best email to use as corresponding author when publishing academic papers as a graduate student, postdoc, pre-tenured faculty or other potentially non-permanent position where your email ...
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How to write a proper subject line for a follow up email

I emailed a professor about a postdoc position three weeks ago. He replied me on Friday that week and showed his interest. I answered his question about partial funding in the new email but have not ...
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How to contact a foreign professor and ask him to cooperate in a research work?

I have completed my Msc. degree and I proposed an invention based on my thesis subject before I had defended my thesis but I have not registered it till now. My professor offered me to fabricate the ...
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Working with the 'my way or the highway' attitude from advisor

My advisor very much has a "my way or the highway" approach in her supervision of students, and chooses to communicate largely through email whilst sitting in her office. Some element of "my way or ...
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Is it okay to switch languages in an email?

I am emailing a professor I have not met about a foreign exchange program. They teach Japanese, and I started out by writing my email in Japanese only to get halfway through and realize I would have ...
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Etiquette with regard to email read reciepts

Context: I am an assistant professor working at a small liberal arts college in the United States. Like many institutions, mine uses Microsoft Outlook. On occasion, I will receive emails requesting ...
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Asking my prof. whether he is affected by the hurricane in Texas,

I and our security guards have not heard from nor seen a prof. of mine who I do research for. We do know that he is from Texas, but we are unsure of his exact hometown. How can I email to ask about ...
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Etiquette for sending another email after the first one went unreplied

I applied for study abroad program and so far, now it has been a week after the expected decision date. Whether I get admitted or not also affects my class schedule for Fall semester which will start ...
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How should staff address non-doctorate professors?

Background: I am in an administrative staff position, in a research compliance role, and frequently have to "cold" email professors I have never met or otherwise previously interacted with. In my ...
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What is the proper “subject” for an email in which I want to ask a question about a paper from its author?

I want to ask a question regarding an issue in a paper I recently read. The author of the paper is an academic who may receive lots of emails daily. I want to choose a proper subject for my email that ...
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No proper reply from professor after acceptance

I had applied for an academic internship after my undergraduate studies. The professor has accepted me for the internship. But since then he has not properly replied to my emails. I need his letter ...
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What to write for subject when contacting potential supervisor?

I am trying to contact a potential supervisor about doing a master’s by research. I have already wrote my email by I am unsure about what to write for the subject box of the email. Different people ...
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Acceptance of academic email endings

I am looking for statistics for the acceptance of email endings in the academic community. I was informed that "Best regards" and "regards" are among the best ones. Is this true? For example, this is ...
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How to write an email to request a dataset to a professor [duplicate]

I'm interested in a dataset used in a scientific article, but I am not able to find this dataset on the Internet, I guess it is because the dataset was provided by NSTAR (an energy company) that no ...
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Indicating work was performed as a student for alumni

I have graduated with a master's and have maintained collaboration with my advisor to publish papers. I have a paper accepted in a rank A+ conference of my field. My university e-mail address is ...
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How to organize email recipients in professional group email?

Situation is work related matter about clients in the following group. Assume the group of people consists of Prof. Assistant Prof. Doctor 1 Doctor 2 Doctor 3 (only been 6 months in the house so ...
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my professor said she would like to write a recommendation for me and when I told her the deadline, she didn't reply any more

Last week, I wrote my professor a email and asked her whether she would like to write a recommendation for me. She seems quite positive and asked when would be the submit time. I replied promote about ...
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What does this professor mean by saying “I do not have time to respond”

I am an undergraduate in CS and engineering. Approximately a week ago, I sent an email to a professor whose research really interests me. I sent him couple of my questions and confusions rooted from ...
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How best to email a professor to set up a meeting after a long time? [duplicate]

My path to get my MA was delayed following a family tragedy, and I'm finally in a position where I can get back on track, so I would like to reach out to a professor I previously did lab work for a ...
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Is it rude to tell my professor about my other admissions? [closed]

I'd like to apply for a master degree! I have contacted a professor and he told me that he can me fund as a graduate student, starting from winter. It is a long time I like to start work as soon as ...
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How should degrees be listed in an e-mail signature?

I have the following degrees: PhD in Information Technology (Computer Science concentration) MS in Systems Engineering (MSE) MS in Engineering Management (MEM) BS in Computer Science What would a ...
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Is it a good idea to write to some researchers for some help on my own research?

I am a Ph.D student and I am currently working on my research project. In this moment I am stuck with it because I suspect there is some error in the algorithm, but I can't recognize it. Unfortunately ...
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I slept, how should I respond to the professor? [closed]

It was late at night I sent an email to my professor. due to time differences, it was early over there. After sending an email I slept and my professor responds me and askeS me to skype in 2 hours. I ...
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how can I ask a professor about funding for master!

I am looking for a master’s position. I emailed a professor and we arranged a meeting on Skype, where he said that he would assess my knowledge and he told me that he will tell me the result afterward....
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My hardware can't run the code I need for my research

I have started doing a project and I promised to report my results every week to my professor. At the beginning, he told me you should have a reasonably good laptop. I thought my laptop could support ...
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How soon to send dissertation to committee before defense?

Basically, I set my defense for 3 weeks from now but forgot that I will need to send my dissertation to the committee before the actual defense (it's been a busy week), and I need as much time to work ...