|Originally posted by igottaknow |
I'm worried you're going to get kidnapped. Be safe.
I'm still looking for company... though I'm worried too
Talking about being worried, can you guys proofread this e-mail for me please and tell me what you think?
|Hello professor XXX,|
My name is Lira, and I'm a student of linguistics at the University of Brasilia, currently writing my Master's thesis under the supervision of professor YYY. I'm not sure if you remember me but I attended a lecture of yours a couple of years ago, and we chatted for a while afterwards (I was studying Japanese language at the time). I'm currently doing some typological research on speech acts in the Je languages.
I've been talking to professor YYY recently about studying in the US, and I really liked your methodology during the talk, and wondered if you'd be willing to be my advisor if I study at the University of ZZZ. Therefore, I'd like to ask you what is expected from a PhD Student in your institution (I read the rules available on the internet, but the page about international applications is somewhat confusing), and what I should do to prepare myself in order to study there.
Thanks for your attention,
Too verbose? Too informal? The guy is from the West Coast and has a Van Dyke moustache