Saturday, May 21, 2011

If the dog ate your homework, read this

Wonderful article titlted If the dog ate your homework, read this at the L.A. Times by Jaime O'Neill - a Community College freshman composition teacher.

Should be mandatory reading for all our incoming freshman next August.

1 comment:

  1. In the last paragraph of Mr. O'Neill's article he writes: "In the papers you wrote, I occasionally pointed out cliches in your prose." Six paragraphs earlier he had used the most annoying cliche of late twentieth/early twentyfirst century cliche-mongering: "But if just one of you reads these words and decides to take your education a bit more seriously, it was worth writing them." The formula "if just one...then it was worth/makes it all worth while, etc" is maddeningly overused.