I am grateful for your time and consideration and I very much hope that you will be able to accept my request. If you can give an exact date for your defense that may help if he's a busy person.Guess what I'm saying is, don't sweat the lingo too much. (Longbyt's right though, it should be "comprises" rather than "is comprised of", and requests are usually (hoped to be) granted, not accepted.
Even better would be to make sure that you actually get all of the chapters of your thesis published in a timely manner.
Finally, when you leave, don't leave behind unlabeled samples and messy or incomplete lab/field notebooks.
You are all so thoughtful, and generous, and loving, that it really overwhelms us sometimes. I wish you nothing but the best of health…The other day, it occurred to me that I have a goodly number of friends who have been in Ph. programs (and may still be "in" the program in some more or less official way), and who have more or less finished their graduate research, but who haven't managed to get their dissertations written. I brought in coffee, breakfast pastries, and cut up fruit. My advisor gave me a clock with my university's name on it - a very appropriate and appreciated gift.
I will give to her a bound copy of my dissertation, and a collection of spices from a local spice shop - she likes to cook and barbecue.
The sentence that I am not sure if it is grammatically correct and reads well: "I am writing to humbly request your service and expertise to serve as an ``External Expert on my graduate committee." I would very much appreciate your inputs. **************************** Dear Professor _____________, My name is Ng Lausanne.
I am a newbie at the At the recommendation of my advisors, Professor Adrian London and Professor Niamhie [kidding, I am picking some forum veterans], I am writing to humbly request your service and expertise to serve as an ``External Expert on my graduate committee.
I will most likely not do anything for the other four members, except to invite them to my graduation party.
It really varies it sounds like - so you can't go wrong by asking your advisor or other students who have graduated.
My advisors and I believe that your knowledge and insights would be very valuable and would greatly enrich my work.
My private defense is scheduled around early December 2013 and will take place at English Forum.