Dude, You Actually Read What I Wrote?
A little while ago, I shared with you a smattering of student bloopers I collected over my years as a college professor. I think it’s time for a few more. It’s hurricane season, it’s always hatred and violence season, economic meltdown seems imminent, and the new Fall TV line up is weeks away. We need a little uplifting.
Please be assured that the students who made these bloopers: 1. are 15-20 years older now and probably forgot me and their blooper; 2. were given private coaching (by me) to fix their mistakes and improve their writing.
If you’re a student and are getting paranoid about your teachers/professors collecting your past or future bloopers, there’s an easy way to calm your fears: have someone adept at proof-reading review your assignments before you turn them it. Someone other than you.
That being said, here are more verbatim quotes from student short assignments and term papers.
Describing the Aztecs: “In the Aztec culture, marriage was a very impotent social institution.”
Describing the political power of aging Baby Boomers: “Many elderly people will run for offices in town while, some will run for president or senator positions in the White House.”
Discussing the psychosocial and physical effects of Alzheimer’s Disease: “They will not have any control over bodily functions so they will be extremely irritable.”
Debating the merits of euthanasia: “When people are in some form of pain, most of them contemplate suicide or experience suicidal thoughts (source: Anonymous).”
Describing an attempted date-rape experience, then analyzing the social problem: “She just stared at him for a moment and then knead him between the legs.”
Discussing how information technology has changed society: “Couples engage in sex over the computer now which also decrease the personal level of all relationships.”
Debating the merits of technology when applied to human life: “With this technology comes with the matter of clowning, in-vito fertilization, abortion, and jeanetic screeming.”
Discussing the difference between the sexes: “I don’t think that there is any merit at all in treating women and men differently. What is so different? Gentile’s are about the biggest difference I can think of, and big deal, now that can be changed.”
Describing how chiropractic fits into Western Medicine: “Chiropractic is a modern way of self-help the doctors try to fine out what is wrong with your spin if anything by taking X-rays and feeling your backside.”
I hope you enjoyed this installment of student bloopers. Until next time…