To: MRU Psych Dept Admin
Subject: Psi Chi
Dear MRU PDA,
I recently received your email regarding Psi Chi inductions. I intended to pursue Psi Chi membership at MRU, but the timing of my psychology courses did not allow me to be eligible until this past December when I graduated. Am I still able to join, or is it too late because I already have my degree?
(Sent over a month ago. Still no response. Deadline for Psi Chi inductions has passed.)
To: Professor X
Subject: Grad School Update
Dear Prof. X,
I hope all is well. I recently checked the status of my application at Southern U, and it appears that they never received your letter of recommendation. I recall seeing a "received" status back in December when you confirmed with me that you sent them all out. Did you receive a confirmation email from the submission system that you could forward to me? I am concerned that they never reviewed my file because it was incomplete. Blah blah blah, other people have received word from SU, blah blah blah. Thank you again for writing on my behalf, blah blah blah.
(Sent over a month ago. No response. Also no response to a follow-up email letting Professor X know the status of all my applications including SU.)
To: Grad Student Mentor
In order for me to complete my portion of the article manuscript, I need to know if you are intending to include all of our data. At the conference, we only presented part 2 of the study. Are we including part 1 in the submission? Also, when would you like the draft completed by?
(Sent 3+ weeks ago. No response.)
To: Rockstar Professor/Research Advisor
Subject: Research Project
In your book, _____, you mention that no one has examined Z within framework Y. I would like to pursue this experimentally and I have an idea how it can be done. A recent review of the literature did not bring up any contributions to this issue. Do you know if I would still be able to do this at MRU, and if so, are you willing and able to serve as a guide to me during the creation and execution of the project? I would not require funding, but I would need access to resources A, B, and C at MRU. Upon completion, if the findings are relevant and significant, I would like to aim for submission this fall to Journal W or Journal S if you think that is a reasonable goal.
(Sent 3 weeks ago. No response.)
I know that my email is working just fine. I'm starting to think that people look at the sender in their inbox and say, "Eh, not this chick again."