The semester is about to begin. What fun. I am including this on all my syllabi this semester:
E-mail is a convenient tool to help us communicate. It is NOT, however, a free-for-all. You should be courteous when you e-mail your professors. Please write in complete sentences and in actual English; do not fill your message with SMS jargon or slang. If you don’t have time to write a respectable, readable message, you should not write it at all but seek some form of communication that fits your schedule.
1.)I have a question about the reading or about a writing issue.
2.)I do not understand what you said in class about a discussion topic.
3.)I cannot come to your office hours this week but would like to see you at a different time.
4.)I will have to miss class next week and would like to arrange something.
5.)I have a scheduling or logistical problem.
Inappropriate topics (I will ignore these messages)-
1.)Please tell me what you covered in the class I missed.
2.)What’s the homework?
3.)U have 2 (something something).
4.)Imma gonna b goin 2 a gr8 fam vaca next week so u need 2 (something something).