So, new semester; new set of essays to grade. Nothing makes a mundane task slightly more interesting than poking fun at the silliness that is a college essay. Here are two perfect examples; students had to conduct personal interviews and include direct quotes from the interviews.
The topic here is “A College Degree is Essential for Future Success.” I don’t know, this makes retiring sound painful.
Part of directly quoting someone, as they learned from my lecture, was that no changes could be made to the interviewee’s original statement. Apparently my lesson was taken to heart.