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...like having to turn in a 25-page research paper, knowing that the professor will cheerfully deduct points from one's grade for every miniscule typo and grammatical faux pas, on the same day for which the assigned readings appear to have been edited by a dumber specimen of the chimpanzee family. I mean, we're talking one to three typos per page.

For example, I give you this little gem, culled from one reading's endnotes on HIV transmission vectors in Burma.







In case you missed what's amiss in this picture, here it is again, spelled out for you.







To which all I have to say is:



That will be all.

Speechless

on 2008-04-09 06:18 am (UTC)

on 2008-04-09 12:01 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] theosakakoneko.livejournal.com
Hahahahahaha

Honestly the dumbest part of this thing is the deducting of points for that stupid shit in a grad school paper to begin with - WTF? It's not elementary school!!

on 2008-04-10 12:23 am (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] akujunkan.livejournal.com
Well, I can understand expecting graduate students to be able to write correctly. What irks me most is that this week's readings were written by a scholar and published by a university press...both of which should have the money to hire professional editors, or at least have grad students/TAs available to check manuscripts.

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