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 * **Be precise**. Describe with as much directness and precision as you can what you're having trouble with. Don't ask for general, broad information about the course or assignments—save that for an in-person discussion. Email is great for quick questions with quick answers. * **Be precise**. Describe with as much directness and precision as you can what you're having trouble with. Don't ask for general, broad information about the course or assignments—save that for an in-person discussion. Email is great for quick questions with quick answers.
 * **Share your passion**. Professors are professors because they'​re passionate about what they do. We're much more likely to want to help you if we notice that you're passionate too. If appropriate,​ mention something about the course or your question that is exciting your enthusiasm. * **Share your passion**. Professors are professors because they'​re passionate about what they do. We're much more likely to want to help you if we notice that you're passionate too. If appropriate,​ mention something about the course or your question that is exciting your enthusiasm.
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 +* Laura Portwood-Stacer,​ "[How to Email Your Professor (without being annoying AF)](https://​medium.com/​@lportwoodstacer/​how-to-email-your-professor-without-being-annoying-af-cf64ae0e4087)"​ (Apr 26, 2016)