Category «communication»

Not Ms, not Hanım, not Bey….

You should not call women profs Madame or Hanim or Mrs or Ms or Bey for male profs. Just call Prof. X (Hi Prof. Berrin) or (Hi Berrin hoca) etc. I recently learned that some Asian students are taught to call profs as Ms. but in general this is frowned upon in Turkey or US…

How to ask for project participation, override, …

After we announce our projects for the term, we get many emails from students. Some write too short (“I am interested in your project”), others too long (their whole career plan in a page, ending with some specific question or request somewhere in the mail). They both sit in the inbox waiting to be answered, …