Thursday, May 4, 2023

A New Category of Failure

I was reading a student paper.  Not plagiarism.  Not using ChatGPT.   It was scrambled writing with almost no capitalized proper nouns, which is something that most students get at least occasionally correct. Then I saw the word "period."  It appears the student used Word's Dictate feature and did not re-read it before submission.

I have read several excellent papers this semester but several that tell me we will be a Third World nation very soon.


  1. Have them write out their papers in long hand. You know - with a pencil on paper. Problem solved.

    1. Yes, one school I know is beginning to warm to the idea.