Below are a series of email templates, tips, learning tools and strategies, and informational guides for you to reference. These include materials generated by the Academic Guides and Learning Consultants at the ARC as well as non-Duke experts.

Email Templates

This email template offers a structure for asking professors about potential research opportunities. View Template

This email template provides a structure for students to use to reach out to faculty who have been their instructor or faculty found in the VLearn directory. View Template

This email template provides a structure to approach a professor about a concern in a class. View Template

This email templates provides a structure for sending a follow-up or reminder email to faculty when you are waiting on their response. View Template

This email template provides a structure for asking your professor to meet at a time outside his/her listed office hours. View Template

This email templates provides a structure for asking for letters of recommendation for graduate schools, research opportunities, grants/fellowships, and jobs. View Template

How To...

Here are some tips for how to better develop relationships with faculty. View Tips

You hear often, “Go to Office Hours,” but what should you talk about? Here are 5 topics you can discuss when you attend office hours. View Topics

Personal issues can be hard to talk about in general, let alone your your professor. Here are some tips to help with these conversations. View Tips

Here are some basic rules to follow when sending email to faculty and staff. View Tips

Whether it is for grad school, a grant, a fellowship, or a job, letters of recommendations are important items needed. Here are some tips for requesting them. View Tips

The Academic Guides Program gives a special thanks Duke LIFE, Athletics Advising, Sloan Talbot and others for their contributions to the creation of these resources.