Thursday, August 07, 2008

I'm Sure This Isn't the Case in the U. S. A.

University students 'cannot spell' - Telegraph: "Many undergraduates misspell basic words such as 'their', 'speech' or even 'Wednesday' in essays, it is claimed.

First year students are the worst offenders, despite already spending at least 13 years in the education system.

Standards have deteriorated to such an extent that one leading academic has been forced to ignore common errors altogether."


Benjie said...

And this is why we must do away with editors in the publishing business.

Anonymous said...

Why shood this shok us?

Unknown said...

As a former English teacher, I'm not at all surprised.