Friday, September 10, 2010

YODA SAYS:

"Apply critical thinking, students will!"

          Every day in the school bulletin there's an "ESLR," which stands for something like, "Expected... Student... Learning?  Rutabaga?"  I don't know, some public educational doubletalk like that.  ANYWAY, the ESLR of the day is always worded in this awkward way that makes it seem like Yoda is saying it.  Bugs the crap outta me.  For example, the latest one:

(Yoda's version)  "ESLR of the Day: Apply Critical Thinking and Communication Skills Students will: ready, write, listen and speak with comprehension and clarity"


          If I were to correct it with my red pen, I might put a semi-colon before "students will," and eliminate the colon AFTER "students will.  Plus I would change "ready" to "read," because that's obviously a typo.  Then it would read:

(My corrected version)  "ESLR of the Day:  Apply Critical Thinking and Communication Skills; students will read, write, listen, and speak with comprehension and clarity."

          That's better, right?  Not that I have anything against Yoda.  Really, he's a sweetheart.

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