. . . the ignorance, laziness, sense of entitlement and lack of basic rhetorical skills are stunning. One student thinks that “books” and “novels” are the same. Another identifies the Granite State as “New Hamster.” Few are familiar with the rules of language, many spell poorly and all are confused by tenses and apostrophes and complain bitterly when Prof. Allitt marks them down for grammatical errors.
Emory is a highly selective university that enrolls students with excellent grades and high SAT scores. But they can’t organize their ideas in order to write an essay.