Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Sh1t My Students Write

No - it's not my own students, but I came across the Shit My Students Write website while browsing through news stories on This website allows people to post to the web site about amusing moments that educators come across while assessing their student's work. It contains such gems (exact quotes) as:

"Darwin’s theory of natural selection is also known as survival of the fits"

"We were as close as two pees in a pot"

"The potato literally encouraged the Irish to overbreed"

"Most respondents stated that attitudes towards sex changed after the Vietnam and Woodstock wars"

I'm sure many are typos - but others are genuine blunders by students. There is no doubt that under the pressure of an exam we all come out with the most unlikely statements that make no sense, and might even be embarrassing. Judge for yourself by checking out the Shit My Students Write website for yourself. Below is the ABCNews report:

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