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Author Topic: favorite student sentences, winter/spring 2012 edition  (Read 190911 times)
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« Reply #150 on: February 22, 2012, 1:02:13 AM »

"Other than the names being extremely difficult to read, the words are easy to understand and there is not really any kind of Ebonics or words that have a change of spelling to fit the characters accent."

I'm glad this student has so helpfully informed me that this piece of 19th Century Russian literature features no use of Ebonics. Time to go refill the chardonnay...

Wait.  Pushkin wasn't black?
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« Reply #151 on: February 22, 2012, 10:51:02 AM »

"Infant tolerated circumcision well. Penis remains intact."
All I wrote is "?" next to this gem.
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« Reply #152 on: February 22, 2012, 1:26:01 PM »

"Infant tolerated circumcision well. Penis remains intact."
All I wrote is "?" next to this gem.

Please tell me you teach nursing or medicine.  The thought of this coming from a Humanities student scares me.
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« Reply #153 on: February 22, 2012, 2:47:49 PM »

I'm teaching detective fiction this term.  Ahem:

"In order to infer the solution, Holmes staged a little antic with Watson in the grass."

"You just can't succeed at a crime if you do not pay attention to every minuet detail."

"Poe was the first person ever to write really good defective stories."
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« Reply #154 on: February 22, 2012, 2:56:29 PM »

"Poe was the first person ever to write really good defective stories."

This made me laugh, because I read the first line in your post as "I'm teaching defective diction this term".
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« Reply #155 on: February 22, 2012, 3:07:30 PM »

"Poe was the first person ever to write really good defective stories."

This made me laugh, because I read the first line in your post as "I'm teaching defective diction this term".

I'm just reading defective diction this term.
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« Reply #156 on: February 22, 2012, 6:32:46 PM »

"Infant tolerated circumcision well. Penis remains intact."
All I wrote is "?" next to this gem.

Please tell me you teach nursing or medicine.  The thought of this coming from a Humanities student scares me.

Indeed, although it is only slightly less frightening in my setting as the student seems to have misunderstood the purpose of the procedure. She also documented that the patient was successfully "beastfeeding," and the mental picture amused me all week.
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« Reply #157 on: February 22, 2012, 7:05:02 PM »

I'm teaching detective fiction this term.  Ahem:

"In order to infer the solution, Holmes staged a little antic with Watson in the grass."

"You just can't succeed at a crime if you do not pay attention to every minuet detail."

"Poe was the first person ever to write really good defective stories."

I think your student has been reading some fanfic.

These are delightful!

"Infant tolerated circumcision well. Penis remains intact."
All I wrote is "?" next to this gem.

Pronouns, however, seem to have been cut away.
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« Reply #158 on: February 22, 2012, 7:15:40 PM »

For a journal freewrite assignment on "What event would you change if you could go back in time?"

"I'd prevent Pearl Harbor from happening. Then we wouldn't have been in a war and the Holocaust wouldn't have happened."

Oh dear.
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« Reply #159 on: February 22, 2012, 8:42:26 PM »

For a journal freewrite assignment on "What event would you change if you could go back in time?"

"I'd prevent Pearl Harbor from happening. Then we wouldn't have been in a war and the Holocaust wouldn't have happened."

Oh dear.

Is your student Marky Mark?
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« Reply #160 on: February 22, 2012, 9:19:01 PM »

For a journal freewrite assignment on "What event would you change if you could go back in time?"

"I'd prevent Pearl Harbor from happening. Then we wouldn't have been in a war and the Holocaust wouldn't have happened."

Oh dear.

It at least shows a superficial understanding of historical events and we can take some small comfort that it doesn't deny the holocaust happened.
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« Reply #161 on: February 23, 2012, 11:48:25 AM »

"If I was a 12th century knight in a lord's entourage, courtley [sic] love would be the death of me ... I would spend my time knee deep in my own sorrow, forever longing for [my lady]."

(So adorable!)
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« Reply #162 on: February 23, 2012, 4:32:53 PM »

The topic is "How Laws Are Made." A paragraph begins with

“Where Congress ratifies a statuette that skirmishes the Constitution, the Supreme Court may find that law unconstitutional and affirm it unenforceable”

and ends with

“The American courts industrialized their own philosophies to resolve the lawful complications of the American people.”

Two paragraphs later, I learn that “After the introduction of the bill, the mandible goes through a process.”

The whole essay is like that. And since I'm recovering from minor surgery, I'm under doctor's orders not to get drunk. I might resume taking the pain medication.
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« Reply #163 on: February 23, 2012, 4:51:57 PM »

The topic is "How Laws Are Made." A paragraph begins with

“Where Congress ratifies a statuette that skirmishes the Constitution, the Supreme Court may find that law unconstitutional and affirm it unenforceable”

and ends with

“The American courts industrialized their own philosophies to resolve the lawful complications of the American people.”

Two paragraphs later, I learn that “After the introduction of the bill, the mandible goes through a process.”

The whole essay is like that. And since I'm recovering from minor surgery, I'm under doctor's orders not to get drunk. I might resume taking the pain medication.

Maybe the author is trying to suggest that the government is made up of nothing but warring bugs?
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« Reply #164 on: February 23, 2012, 5:56:06 PM »


Maybe the author is trying to suggest that the government is made up of nothing but warring bugs?

This would certainly explain a lot of things.
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