||[Jun. 25th, 2013|03:11 pm]
The Question Club
What's a polite way to say, "so... did you get my email?" when the person you're emailing is doing you a favour. How long would you wait before emailing them?|
I posted about this awhile back, where I'd be missing a class where there could potentially be an exam. I emailed my professor and he told me the schedule wasn't finalised, but we could probably arrange something. Turns out, the exam falls on the day I'm missing. I talked to him the first day of class (in class) and he said we could arrange for me to take it another time. I talked to him last week, and he told me to forward him our correspondances and we'd go from there. I did so last Thursday, but he hasn't gotten back to me.
The thing is, the only email I have from him was where he said, "If you're going to miss class on a test day, you will probably be able to take it early." He verbally confirmed in class that it would be okay, but he's obviously forgotten (I don't blame him!). Now I'm getting a little worried he won't allow me to take it early. This arrangement is somewhat time sensitive; I can't talk to him in class this week because it has been cancelled, and I feel like next week will be too late (three weeks before the exam, but when we spoke in class about it, he made it seem like we should get rolling on arranging a proctor and a time for me to take it). His only office hours are on the same day as class, so I can't go in before then.
I know it hasn't been too long (two days, not counting the weekend), but he's usually really good at responding to emails quickly.