Requesting Information

You should identify who you are and how you found the person's email address. Be sure to personalize the message to each person you write. Use the person's name, and don't make it look like you sent the same message to 2,000 people.

Email Exchange

Hi ______ (the person's name). My name is __________, and I am a student at the University of Utah, USA. I found your email on the website called ____________ (name of website and address). I am taking a research writing class, and I am required to collect information on my topic, _________, which I will then use to create my own personal homepage on the subject (see a basic example, http://www.eslnetworld.com/paper.html).

Here are two questions I would like to ask, and I would appreciate any information you could provide:

1. (Question here)
2. (Question here)

Thank you very much for your help, and I look forward to hearing from you.

Sincerely,

(Your name)

Permission for Using Graphics

Hi. My name is __________, and I am a student at the University of Utah, USA. I am taking a research writing class, and I am required to collect information on my topic, _________, which I will then use to create my own personal homepage on the subject (see a basic example, http://www.eslnetworld.com/paper.html).

As part of the research, I am trying to find appropriate graphics that I could use in my homepage. I found the picture of _______________ (______.jpg) on the following page, and I would like to know if I could have permission to add it to my homepage. My homepage is designed for educational purposes only, and I would add a note to the page stating that it is used with permission, similar to the statement below:

Image Copyright 2004 (your name or site). Used with Permission

I look forward to hearing from you.

Regards,

Email Responses

Thank you very much for the information. It was very helpful.

Regards,

___________________

Thank you very much for the information. As you have requested, I will not used the image on my site.

Regards,

__________________

Request for Survey Information

Hi everyone. My name is __________, and I am a student at the University of Utah, USA. I found name from the Website, ________________. I am writing a research on the topic of ______________ as part of a class, and I will publish my findings on my website, ________________________ (your URL), in the near future. I think the results will be interesting to many people.

I would like to ask you the favor of visiting my online survey at _________________ (URL of poll) and answering a few questions.

Your help is greatly appreciated.

Sincerely,

____________