Come Again?

“It is a Fight That We All Must Prevail Against to Make Our Country What it is Today”

That’s the title of the student’s paper. Reading the paper itself didn’t help.

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6 Responses to Come Again?

  1. T. D. Davis says:

    Lol – and I thought trying to correct a 10-year-old’s roundhouse kick was hard.

  2. J@m3z Aitch says:

    Well, I’d probably be even more lost trying to do that.

  3. Matty says:

    So are they using some kind of random text generator or has this been edited via Manadrin and Albanian using google translate?

  4. J@m3z Aitch says:

    I just read another student’s paper about the federal shutdown, in which she wrote, that in 2011 there was a “near close encounter” to a shutdown. Doesn’t that mean we never came close to one?

    I’m not trying to be harsh. It’s a good paper, and most of use make occasional errors like that. I just always find them amusing (even, or perhaps especially, when I do it).

  5. lancifer666 says:

    Well, at least as a math instructor I don’t have to endure essays consisting of inane babble.

    Although, I do get some pretty stupid answers to word problems, or applications as they are euphemistically called these days. Apparently the term “word problem” hurts the poor dears self-esteem.

    One erstwhile student, when asked to find the maximum profit earned by a hot dog vender from a given quadratic function, gave a recession inspired answer of negative $56!

    Wow, apparently tough times in the hot dog biz.

  6. Matty says:

    Good grief, surely even if they knew nothing about the subject they should have realised that answer didn’t make sense. It’s only one step up from two dry ducks.

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