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from the "S*** My Students Write" page.

This is for Dwim, who may laugh almost as hard at it as I just did, and for all my other friends who are in academia (or were, at some point).

Many of the statements in this paper are also noted as coming from a person only identified as ‘Ibid’ in the footnotes. I am not skeptical of Ibid’s view, but I would like to find his/her article and read it for myself.


Head/desk, their love is so concussing...

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roh_wyn
Apr. 16th, 2012 10:14 pm (UTC)
ROFL.

If this was meant to be a wisecrack, the student should get extra credit. ;)

marta_bee
Apr. 17th, 2012 10:42 pm (UTC)
I can't speak for this one, but I've heard it from one of my own students and he seemed quite genuine. On the other hand, yes it would be heavy if it was a wisecrack. We can only hope!
dwimordene_2011
Apr. 17th, 2012 01:12 am (UTC)
And take it away, Roy Zimmerman!

marta_bee
Apr. 17th, 2012 10:41 pm (UTC)
Don't we educators have so much to be proud of? :-S

I've heard this one from my own students, actually. Oy.
gardengirl6
Apr. 17th, 2012 01:59 am (UTC)
Sweet ever lovin' Louise. This is a university student? Holy crap.
marta_bee
Apr. 17th, 2012 10:40 pm (UTC)
I can't be sure, but the website is usually uni students. It's absurd it's gotten to this point...
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marta_bee
Apr. 17th, 2012 10:39 pm (UTC)
*grins*
celandineb
Apr. 17th, 2012 07:41 pm (UTC)
Please, please tell me this was not real. Argh.
marta_bee
Apr. 17th, 2012 10:39 pm (UTC)
SMSW is usually authentic. It may not be a university student (though most are). As you say: argh.
azalaisdep
Apr. 17th, 2012 10:05 pm (UTC)
Och, bless. Yet another reason to teach proper referencing/citation.

On the one hand, it is a bit mad in this day and age that we still use Latin abbreviations for such things, and no-one's going to know that unless they've been taught it. OTOH, wouldn't you ask?

(This is why I strive to keep my face totally straight when students shuffle up to the Enquiry Desk and begin with "This is probably a really stupid question, but..." - if they're too intimidated to ask a lecturer, they can at least ask a friendly librarian!)
marta_bee
Apr. 17th, 2012 10:38 pm (UTC)
Bless the reference librarians, and I mean that in the best possible way! I have actually been asked that once by a student (last semester), which is part of what made the line so hilarious. I do a class session on primary vs. secondary sources, just what is wrong with Wikipedia, and how to use library resources, but it needs more than a single hour to cover the finer points of course.

On the one hand, I'm sympathetic. You're right, it's a bit absurd that the Latin phrase is still used. OTOH, though, if you google "ibid" the very first result is the Wikipedia entry whose first paragraph gives a very clear and straight-forward explanation. Methinks curiosity may not be this student's strong point...
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