The Impotence of Proofreading

One of the most frustrating aspects of teaching can be reading students' papers, especially papers that have not been revised and edited for spelling mistakes and grammatical errors. Sometimes the experience can be pretty funny, sometimes frustrating, and yet other times bewildering, as you reach into every nook and corner of your brain trying to figure out just what the hell the student was trying to say, to no avail.

Here is Taylor Mali, delivering a phenomenal speech about the importance of proofreading with many of the typical mistakes that you find on the average paper, so if you are the average student (and statistically speaking, chances are you are...), then this is what you might sound like sometimes.

Makes you want to improve your writing skills, doesn't it?
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