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University students writing at pre-high school levels.
Wednesday, January 24, 2007

When writing a formal essay, it is important to remember one thing above all else.

All sentences begin with capital letters and end with either question marks or PERIODS!!!

Not commas, not semicolons, not dashes, not brackets, not random characters, and not mid-word.

THERE ARE NO EXCEPTIONS!!!

*sob*

COMMENTS

Sunday, March 18, 2007 9:22 AM

SOLAN


Yepp, feel with you there as well. *shudders* I'd probably be all over them and yell or something...

Friday, January 26, 2007 3:40 PM

SAVEWASH


I hear you. I work with a bunch of people, some college-educated and some not, who couldn't string together words into a proper sentence if their lives depended on it. This is true in both their writing and their speaking. If I read or hear "I seen it" one more time, I think I'll throw a fit and scream "I saw it" repeatedly until they take me away in a straitjacket.

Thursday, January 25, 2007 7:19 AM

MSG


So you have a somewhat pathetic English teacher who is threatened by alternate methods of punctuation??

Thursday, January 25, 2007 5:46 AM

BLUEEYEDBRIGADIER


Well...not since high school at least. Not unless they took English Lit as an elective;)

But yeah...too much equation-orientation for those scaffold monkeys. My buddy in Physics is just as bad;)

BEB

Thursday, January 25, 2007 5:01 AM

CYBERSNARK


Oh, this comes from an essay I was proofreading yesterday (my part-time job). Engineering students are the worst of the worst --NO english training at all.

Wednesday, January 24, 2007 5:52 PM

BLUEEYEDBRIGADIER


Finally realizing that North American high schools are seriously screwing over future generations by passing them with piss-poor English language skills, eh Cybersnark? Or is this the plea after years of slow sinking into depression? Cuz even as a university student, I know that some of my peers couldn't write a proper sentence even if a gun was held to their head and told they would get capped the first time they boobed:(

BEB


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