I deleted the previous post because this one showed up. Any help will be wonderful. (Sorry Acorn for deleting what you wrote to me. Hopefully, it shows up in this one as well :) )

Okay. I need help. My draft sucks to me. And I cannot seem to make it sound right. Also, I have 2 questions: (1) what do I title the email? And (2) what should I end with? Thank you? Best? Here is the draft.

Hello Dr. X,

I thank you for the opportunity you have given me in the past academic year, I have decided to move on from the department of [CURRENT DEPARTMENT] to the department of [NEW DEPARTMENT]. You have been a great help to me in my first year here and I have learned quite a great deal about [SUBJECT I WAS RESEARCHING] but I feel that [NEW DEPARTMENT] is suited to my needs that [RESEARCHES NEW AREA IN DIFFERENT WAY] . I would like to continue our academic relationship in the future and hope to keep in touch as I go forward in my academic career.

Thank you,

Hadesbestfriend

Good Morning GTers!

I haven't been on here for a little bit (mostly lurking) because graduate school is kicking my ass. Anyway, I have decided to leave my department for another that suits me better than my current one. All things are fine on the requirements to move and the only thing that is holding me back is finding the right email to send my old advisor.

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She and the department is why I am leaving and I just don't know how to formulate it so that I am not negative and I also want to give her the courtesy of letting her know I am leaving before I do. I cannot do this in person because I know it will go right over her head as all of our conversations, she just not a good advisor.

Any tips? Or ways to let her know I am leaving? If you have a great draft email or phrasing, I would highly appreciate it!