sound advice for e-mailing your professors with questions and comments. Check out their piece, "18 Etiquette Tips for E-mailing Your Professor." I am not going to comment on all eighteen tips, but a few of them did catch my eye. For example:
#4: Professors might not open mail sent from email@example.com. I will probably open the e-mail out of curiosity, but I prefer that student e-mail be sent from a university address.
#6: Salutations matter. Lately I have received e-mails with no salutation whatsoever. Some of these e-mails even begin with words like "hey." I usually reply, but remind the student to write more formally. This usually does the trick.
#7: Clear and concise is best. I try answer every student e-mail I receive, but I am more likely to answer a short and succinct e-mail immediately.
#8: Always acknowledge. This is a nice touch. A quick thank you from a student is always appreciated.
#10: No one really likes emoticons and smileys. Actually, I don't mind them if they are used judiciously.
#15: Spelling mistakes make you look like a dufus. We all make typos, but it is hard to not think negatively about a student who does not proofread an e-mail.
Have a great semester!