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    More polite

    Hi friends, I want to send this message to Prof, but it dosent sound polite enough, please could you help me rewrite this message in a more polite way.
    The message:
    Dear Prof. Dr. M. Pietzsch
    I applied for Pharmaceutical Biotechnology MSc, and I want to know which books do you recommend to prepare for this course?
    Best regards
    Nasser Alhajj

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    Re: More polite

    Dear Prof. Dr. M. Pietzsch,

    I have applied for the Pharmaceutical Biotechnology MSc course, and I would like to know which books do you recommend to prepare for this course.

    Best regards,

    Nasser Alhajj
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    Re: More polite

    It may be necessary in your country, but we normally address professors only by that title in English, omitting any reference to their doctorates.

    I would also write the word in full - Professor.

    Dear Professor Pietzsch,

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    Re: More polite

    Thank you guys.

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