My emphases in paren.
*clears throat for dramatic effect*
Dear Professor (bonus points for this. *unladylike snort*)
I am confused about the assignment to pick a topic. (chances that they were in class last week, PLUS paying attention = pretty low).
You mentioned something about not picking something that is too broad? But I'm not sure what that means? Is this topic OK to use:
If this topic is not OK to use, could I meet with you so that you could explain things to me again? (I taught the same lesson 15 times already last week, KILL ME).
Thank you very much for your time! (sweet and polite, indeed. Good souls, it's just that pesky listening and following directions thing).
It has already been decided that next semester we need short, FAQ videos that we can link students to for these sorts of questions. Because otherwise... we may all lose our minds.
And how are YOU today, dear reader?! Do you have your INSPIRE ready?! That's what's on tap for tomorrow. Already looking forward, and I hope you are too. *heart!*