Sunday, November 30, 2008

You're Doing It Wrong: English Teachers

Apparently, a lot of people on the Internet are stupid; at least, that's what the Internet things. Yet, even assuming that the Internet contains an equal selection of all the people in the English-speaking world, that would mean that most people are stupid. Most people are average, but they're not stupid.

Sounding stupid is easier than it sounds; a lot of delivering a convincing argument has less to do with the argument and more to do with the delivering. Delivery is something that's taught. Some people may be more talented than others, but the fact remains a fact--delivery is taught. The people who teach delivery are the ones responsible for the Internet sounding like it's full of stupid people.

These people are English teachers, and the fact the Internet sounds stupid points to them doing something wrong. They aren't teaching people to deliver convincing arguments or deliver anything lol

I'd offer up some way to fix things, but I can't think of any. I'm pointing at a burning car and saying the car's on fire, get a new mechanic.


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