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Author Topic: favorite student sentences, winter/spring 2012 edition  (Read 190910 times)
mountainguy
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« on: January 20, 2012, 2:40:02 PM »

Assignment Prompt: "Identify someone you consider a hero."

Student: "My grandma, because she's a diva."
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plebeian
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« Reply #1 on: January 20, 2012, 4:37:02 PM »

"My favorite novel is Marcel Proust's linguistic masterpiece, Swan's Way. I have begun to learn Latin to facilitate me in attempting to study it in its original form and so that I may acquire a deeper covenant of the English language."

Sweet baby jesus.
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dr_alcott
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« Reply #2 on: January 20, 2012, 4:40:29 PM »

"I have had several experiences dealing with my lack of intelligence."
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You must be your own snow, Dr_Alcott.  You must lift, and sparkle, and then melt away.

I love everyone here!
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« Reply #3 on: January 20, 2012, 6:05:48 PM »

"My favorite novel is Marcel Proust's linguistic masterpiece, Swan's Way. I have begun to learn Latin to facilitate me in attempting to study it in its original form and so that I may acquire a deeper covenant of the English language."

Sweet baby jesus.

So many things wrong.......
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bioteacher
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Confused and sad. Or happy. I'm not sure...


« Reply #4 on: January 20, 2012, 7:19:57 PM »

So many things wrong.......

Agreed.

Not being familiar with this text, I looked it up to see if it was indeed written originally in Latin. Imagine my shock to discover that it was originally written in French.

French, Latin, English... whatever. As long as you have "a deep covenant of it," you'll be fine.

And I'm still stuck on a diva being a hero because she is a diva.

Dr. Alcott, I think that by the end of the term, you will also be able to say (sadly) that you have experience with this student's lack of intelligence. I'm sorry. 


I'm afraid I'm going to have many of my own sentences to share soon. Here are two from today's batch:

"While mercury compound is toxic, poisonous, and has no biologic [sic] effects at all...." <heavy sigh>

"Stem cells can be used to promote the compromised immune system of individuals suffering from Alzheimer's."


And did you know that stem cells were used to induce Alzheimer's disease in rats? Me neither.
It's going to be a long term.
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« Reply #5 on: January 20, 2012, 7:26:01 PM »

"Stem cells can be used to promote the compromised immune system of individuals suffering from Alzheimer's."

And did you know that stem cells were used to induce Alzheimer's disease in rats? Me neither.
It's going to be a long term.

Damn. I have to change my slides AGAIN!
I love this thread.
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gauche
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« Reply #6 on: January 20, 2012, 8:08:59 PM »

Verbatim: "Dinosaurs are extinct because meteors hit them on the head so they died."
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"What a good thing Adam had. When he said a good thing he knew nobody had said it before."
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bioteacher
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« Reply #7 on: January 20, 2012, 8:14:24 PM »

Hmmm. Maybe we can combine our facts to form a new hypothesis:

Meteors hit dinosaurs on the head and caused Alzheimer's disease, so they died and thus went extinct. We have been able to determine this by reading the fossil records in the original Latin, which has deepened our covenant. This also helped us to recognize that archaeologist Grandma is indeed a hero as she traipsed around the dig site in  her crown and feather boa. She's much more intelligent than I am, which is why she understands this thread.

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kiana
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« Reply #8 on: January 20, 2012, 9:24:31 PM »

Pfft, we all know what killed the dinosaurs. It was Baldrick's undershorts.
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llanfair
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« Reply #9 on: January 20, 2012, 9:42:02 PM »

From an answer on why people moved from country to city c. 1000 AD: "Living out in the countryside was quiet, but if barbarians or other invaders stumbled upon your land you were a goner."

Pretty good acshually ...
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« Reply #10 on: January 21, 2012, 10:17:31 AM »

From an answer on why people moved from country to city c. 1000 AD: "Living out in the countryside was quiet, but if barbarians or other invaders stumbled upon your land you were a goner."

Pretty good acshually ...

Plus, you were more likely to get hit on the head by a meteor.
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« Reply #11 on: January 21, 2012, 11:12:18 AM »

Verbatim: "Dinosaurs are extinct because meteors hit them on the head so they died."

<spew>
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llanfair
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Whither Canada?


« Reply #12 on: January 21, 2012, 8:57:38 PM »

Verbatim: "Dinosaurs are extinct because meteors hit them on the head so they died."

<spew>

Well, that would do it, wouldn't it? Sheesh.
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« Reply #13 on: January 21, 2012, 11:35:33 PM »

I am so glad this thread is back!  Looking forward to hours of entertainment.
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« Reply #14 on: January 23, 2012, 5:15:58 PM »

"As a president, Carter caused grade inflation and other economic problems."
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