Wednesday, January 02, 2008


So, as aerobil has argued on more than one occasion, calling 'em "student writers" belittles the smart, interesting ideas expressed by folks attending college. And every so often, someone says something SO brilliant that one is reminded of this in a big way. The assignment asked students to write a letter to a colleague giving feedback on a full draft of an argument essay, in which the writer attempts to persuade the college to implement a particular change.

Please to enjoy this rhetorical brilliance:
"Instead of making the school appear cheap and out-of-date, it may be better to indicate your knowledge of the school's concern with this particular issue. You told me that the school's internet 'just sucks,' but you should also include some methods of decreasing said suckiness."

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