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Random Etiquette Question [Jul. 29th, 2010|03:45 pm]
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uppityundergrad

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I have a former professor who refuses to use email. When we were in school, any issues that came up needed to be handled with a phone call or snail mail, which was fine. However, it's been about 2 years since I've graduated/seen her, and the one time I called her to say I'd be in town and see if we could meet up, it was really awkward. I've written her a few letters over the years to let her know what I was up to.

I'm applying to grad school this year and I want her to very briefly update the recommendation she wrote for me 2 years ago. For many reasons, the prospect of talking to her on the phone makes me really anxious, and I'd prefer to avoid it. But if it'd be rude to send the letter, I'll have to suck it up and do it.

How rude would it be to not call her and send a written note instead?
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[User Picture]From: kibbles
2010-07-30 02:42 am (UTC)
I don't know about grad school, but I was always under the impression that a written note was always the more formal of options when it came to communications. Perhaps a hand written note on nice stationary is the right mix of polite and relaxed that you may be looking for?
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