Do the preparation task first. Then read the text and tips and do the exercises.
Dear Professor Henley,
I am writing to inform you that, unfortunately, I am unable to continue to attend the Logic II course this semester. I would like to request permission to defer as I understand that this is only possible with your approval.
The issue is that I am currently doing an internship with ABC Ltd. It started in July and will continue until the end of the semester. The internship takes up 25 hours per week and I am concerned that it does not leave me with enough time to study. I have already asked if I can reduce my hours there, but this is not possible.
With your approval, I could take Logic II next semester instead. I realise that this would mean a heavier workload than usual next semester, but I assure you that I would be able to manage my time and keep up.
Thank you for considering my request and I would be happy to come in and discuss the matter further.
- Use the person's job title if you don't know their name (e.g. Dear Admissions Tutor, Dear Marketing Manager).
- Start your email by clearly giving your reason for writing. Then you can explain the problem.
- People are busy, so make it short and clear. Just include the most important information.
- If you have a solution to the problem, suggest it and politely ask if it can be done. If you don't, politely request help.
- Finish by thanking the person for their help and offering to discuss the matter further if necessary.
- Regards, (also With regards, Best regards, or Kind regards,) is a more friendly-sounding sign-off than Yours sincerely, but it is still formal.