In the grand old tradition of attempting to enjoy oneself while grading, or at least not poke one’s eyes out with the red pen, I offer the following fabulous sentences from this round of student papers.
In the I’m Never Going to Travel Again category:
“Many soldiers received sexually transmitted diseases from traveling overseas.”
In the Badly Overstating the Obvious category: (with bonus points for the insanely repetitive use of semi-colons.)
“Abortion is a two-sided argument; both sides have drastic views about what is right and what is wrong…. those who believe that abortion is murder belong to the pro-life argument; those who believe in the right to choose thus belong to the pro-choice argument.”
In the I Do Not Think That Word Means What You Think It Means category:
“When the differences were set aside, the regions could collaborate and work together in harmony, but the amber of the fire never truly died, it simply mustered until it had room to ignite.”
Stay tuned for Final Foibles ’08, Part 2. I get 45 more papers tomorrow.