12345678900987654321 Posted September 9, 2016 Share Posted September 9, 2016 I am not a man, please don't call me sir. A little sleuthing goes a long way. However, if you don't care that much you can simply begin your emails with "Dear FirstName LastName" "Hello" "Greetings" or similar. Don't send me an email that says something like "I would like to work under your supervision." I'm not hiring anyone. Don't send the exact same email to me, the department head, and three faculty members. Similarly, why do so many international students email the department head? Do you think you're going to jump the line? Do people advise you to do this? Please carefully read the emails I send. If you seem to have extreme difficulty comprehending them, I will make a note of that and share it with the admissions committee. With some time and attention to your communication, you will receive better information from us. I don't work in the English department so your grammar doesn't have to be perfect. However, it does make a difference before and during the application process. Also pay attention to capitalization. You'd be amazed at how many emails I receive without capital letters. They can be hard to read. I am happy to get settled. However, things will be easier for you if you take advantage of the resources I (and the college) send you before arriving. It will be much easier for you if you take our suggestions about finding housing and a roommate. Just a few suggestions to make your application process (and my life) easier. bhr, AP, PhDinEdu and 2 others 5 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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