For the past 28 years, I have been an adjunct instructor at various universities in Connecticut, teaching everything from writing to religion, literature, and others. I am now at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, where I teach freshman writing and research papers. I still have hair, though I don't know why. Here are some actual examples from my students on their essays:
"Things are defiantly [sic] getting worse in the economy." (So, why are they defiant?)
"I must of [common problem] missed the point." (I'll say!)
"A change in policy will occur any minuet [sic] now." (Haydn, or Mozart?)
"I always site [sic] at the end of every paragraph."
(In response to a written survey on career goals) "I want to be a writter [sic]."
(Same survey) "I plan to be an alimentary schoolteacher." (Med school might be better.)
Tuesday, March 31, 2009
From the Mouths of Students
We always enjoy errors from student papers. There's something so fresh and funny about them. SPOGG thanks Jim M. for these: