I’m an elitest.

Why, oh why, would you email someone who will be giving you a grade at the end of the quarter something that contains “u”?  I’m not saying that my student decided to leave out the the u in words, but the simple substitution of u for you (and by extension, 4 instead of for, c instead of see, and really the many other examples of text message lingo).

Words matter, especially in a poetry class. Words have weight and meaning and strength.  Don’t skimp. It costs nothing to type the full word in an email.  I know I get lazy and capitalization sometimes lacks, but I think that I spell most things out.  But when it comes down to it, even if I don’t, I’m not about to send a professional email with such disregard to language. Come on.

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