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#EDUC 1300: First Year Experience

This guide provides additional resources in support of the EDUC 1300 course.

Emailing Your Professor/The College

  • Only use your student email! This is related to FERPA (legal things). Also, your gmail or whatever might go into spam.
  • Check your instructor's syllabus for their contact preferences: some want to be emailed directly, some only want you to contact them through D2L, etc.
    • Check the syllabus, too, to see if your question has already been covered!
  • Subject line: do have one. Be descriptive. "Help!" isn't a good subject line. "Can't submit assignment to dropbox" is better.
  • Mention what class you're in -- it's very helpful! If you don't know what your section number is, at least state that you're in the 10 a.m. class.
  • Provide explanation. Is something broken? What is it, and what have you tried so far? Is there something going on in your life that's causing problems? You don't need to provide every gruesome detail, but at least mention "health issues" or "a death in the family" or "scheduling issues with work."
  • Be proactive! For example: Not going to make an assignment deadline? Email before the due date, not after.

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