Re: more levity from student papers

Elizabeth Vance (epoland@OSF1.GMU.EDU)
Fri, 28 Apr 1995 23:00:49 -0400

> Hello, all. I suppose that since it's the end of the semester, all of you are
> grading papers, like me. as you may recall, last semester, I submitted some
> unintentional gaffes from students and invited you all to send some. So,
> here's some more:
> I gave this one student's paper back to him, but he wrote about a child's
> "protruding enthusiasm." That just struck me funny. I found myself thinking,
> "Hmmmm, how big was it?"
> Anybody else have any more such levity? I'm sure we'd all appreciate it
> around this time of semester.
> Cheers!
> Marge Steiner

Actually, Marge, I can do ya onbetter. I'll own up to possibly the
worst phrase I've ever written. :) It was around 5 am, and I was
working on my SECOND term paper of the night. I was exhausted, and at
that point was functioning on caffeine alone. I referred to death as
the "last stop on the Great Amtk of Life". I didn't even remember it
later when my husband read the paper and only said, "you actually turned
this in?!"

- Elizabeth