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Quality ideas 302/365Liza
Eliot’s grading student papers about that trip to Costa Rica with the Honors College in August. Most of the writing is awful. I wish I could provide some samples for you. Here’s a picture of Eliot ranting about it instead.
One of his actual comments on this paper: “Pro-tip: That red squiggly line under a word means it’s misspelled.”
My favorite: “Why did you write this yucky sentence. You confused yourself.”
It was a yucky sentence.
I’m sure you all have corrected my grammar if you’ve been reading this blog for any amount of time, but this was another level of mistakes and convoluted construction.
One of the students complained he was “nitpicking,” and she told him that her other teachers graded her solely on the quality of her ideas.
Eliot responded in a diplomatic, eloquent and inspiring way — typical Eliot. I think I would have fallen over.
May you all have quality ideas today!
What’s making me happy:
Running: 90 minutes with 12 x 1 minute pickups