What I mean, not what I say

April 25, 2004

This was written by a very nice student who has trouble articulating herself clearly. I know what she meant, but I was amused by what she wrote:

During World War I the average woman in the work force was still relatively high ...
It is remarkably difficult to express ideas clearly in written prose. I struggle with it, and I make my students attempt to improve their skills at it.

I am not sure if their homework improves over the semester because they become better writers, or because they start out blowing off the assignments and later on put more time into them.

Posted by Red Ted at April 25, 2004 01:13 AM | TrackBack