Wednesday, September 24, 2008

The Joys of Teaching English

Despite my recent spree of near blogflops, I've decided to post yet again this month. 

The summer quarter at the community college where I teach is coming to an end, which means I am in the midst of a grading frenzy. While correcting some final exams, I came across this ironic sentence, written by a student:

"Run-ons are one of the easiest grammar mistakes you can make, all you need to do is forget one comma or any other punctuation and you will be screwed."

The irony of it cracks me up every time I read it. Sentences like this one ease the pain of a teacher's salary. 


  1. I admit that I didn't recall what a blogflop was, however you should be happy to know that Brandon actually recalled what a blogflop was. He almost defined it for me verbatim.

  2. I - too - forgot what a blogflop was. Anyway - I think reading your students' essays can be a bit on the interesting side.