September 9, 2011
Call me old fashioned, but.... When did it become okay to use emoticons in the title of a college paper? I work at the IT computer labs here on campus so I get to see some of things people print out. The one that caught my eye today was that of an English 1010 paper with the this "Title :)" - I hope that person was kidding. I'm an English major (I know I make grammatical mistakes because well, I'm human) and that kind of stuff does not fly with me. I guess I just had a peek into what I will be dealing with when the time comes for me to be a teacher and when I start grading papers. Also, I hope you can see the irony in my title with the usage of an emoticon. I promise I'm not half retarded enough to do that just yet.