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Dear Professor X:

My name is Peter Anteater, and I am very interested in becoming involved in research in Subject Area. I have taken the following Related Courses and have had the following Related Experiences.

I have reviewed your faculty profile and am interested in the work that you have done. I was intrigued by your research in, "Research Topic" (Provide reaction to area of research and briefly explain how this relates to your research interests).

Would it be possible to meet with you to further discuss Topic and my possible involvement in research under your guidance? Here is my availability for the next two weeks…. I look forward to hearing from you.

Peter Anteater
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