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From: Jameela Lee
To: Professor Kim Hart
Subject: Absence from class for two weeks
Dear Professor Hart,
I’m writing to let you know that I can’t attend class for two weeks as I’ve had an accident and hurt my back. I’m afraid I also need to ask for an extension for next week’s essay.
I have medicine for the pain but I can’t get up or walk around much, and the doctor said I should stay in bed and rest as much as possible. This makes reading and studying very difficult for me at the moment. I’ve attached a copy of the doctor’s certificate and I hope to be back in class from 12 May.
Until then, my friend is going to record the lectures so I can listen to them at home. I will try to catch up with all the reading too. However, I don’t think I can submit the essay next week. Is it possible to have an extension?
Thank you for your understanding.
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