On my last day of class this week, an undergrad senior student wrote, in the title of her FINAL project, “..where your the star”.
I quietly pointed out it should be “…where you’re the star”.
Her response: “Oh, [who cares] I don’t normally do that.”
Ok, I don’t have perfect grammar myself and normally don’t care to police grammar. But can we please still keep the BASICS intact, where you don’t use a word that means something entirely DIFFERENT than what you intend… especially in a FINAL project?
I don’t know why this irks me so much, but I guess it was more her responding attitude that was disheartening than her actual mistake. Mistakes happen, but it makes me sad to see how little pride the graduating class of this years takes in their work.
Come on people. Can you reaffirm my faith in the younger folks please?