Most of the people reading will probably remember “report card day.” This was a very tense day where you would go home and your parents would have the report card in their hands, you would sit down nervously as the grades were discussed. If they were good grades it was fine, but if they were bad grades you would have to offer some kind of explanation as to why the grades were so low. Your parents would then make changes in your life depending on what you said in the hope of fixing the problem. However in high school “online grades” became used at my school. In this article I will discuss these online grades and how it felt like report card day every day.
I have had a little bit of a lisp for my entire life. A lisp is when someone attempts to create the “s” sound and a “th” comes out instead. My lisp is caused by crooked teeth on my bottom row right where my tongue meets the teeth when making the “s” sound, letting a little air through. Now this should be a very insignificant thing, but because we humans are such social creatures, a little inconsistency with speaking can cause a lot of damage to a person’s life. Especially since lisps are considered to be a trait exclusive to homosexuals. In this article I will discuss some of the frustrations involved with having a lisp.
I recently completed college. One of the things that would frustrate me the most during my college career be to write papers involving subjects which I was fairly knowledgeable and be required to “cite sources.” In this article I will discuss why this practice of citing sources adds unnecessary time to school work and why it is probably no longer practical to expect students to cite every shred of information they stumble upon during research.