A Freshman Paper

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    My daughter's ninth grade English teacher said they are to write their papers without using contractions or the words: am, is , are , was, were, be , got, and pronouns.


    I'm like WTH? :confused:


    Is this the new trend? Or is she :cuckoo:
     
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    my daughter finished 9th grade last year and i don't remember any thing like this.

    writing a paper without using the verb forms of "to be" sounds, um, challenging; pronouns are easier.
    maybe your daughter misunderstood the teacher ?
     
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    o forgive her for the challenge...she must be crazy to try to challenge kids to do something new...

    damn her and her creativity...she just sucks doesnt she? i hate teachers who make kids think...dont you?
     
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    Well you've just failed the test! :eusa_whistle:
     
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    She said the teacher was SCREAMING at the kids,

    "Don't use these words, it's improper literature!"

    My daughter said to me, but mom, Shakespeare and all the great writers uses those words..................
     
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    Excellent!
     
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    I think I remember having to do that freshmen year.
     
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    to exist or not to exist
    that the question

    yeah, just doesn't make it
     
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    my freshmen English teacher loved to play matchmaker, the problem is she liked to pair me with my ex boyfriend from 8th grade. I was so horrified! I don't miss being 15 and so worried about everything. lol
     
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    simply a challenge....expand abilities....stop acting like this tortures the kids....
     

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