Sunday, February 15, 2009

This young man is one smart cookie!

If I were a teacher, I'd be proud to have a student like Geoffrey Stanford in my class. Geoffrey was taking his state writing test, and he spotted an error on the test. He noticed that the word emission--as in "the emission of greenhouse gases"--was spelled omission.

The state of Kansas is correcting the test, which was created by more than 30 teachers. Kudos to Geoffrey for spotting the error...and it's fantastic that the state is fixing the mistake so quickly!

Click here to read the Wichita Eagle article about Geoffrey finding this error.

6 comments:

The Punctuator said...

Indeed, kudos to that young man. Hopefully others at least noticed the mistake, but he went the extra length of bringing it to the attention of the proper people. And kudos to you, Grammarphile, for passing along his inspiring example.

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

You bring up a good point, Punctuator--I wonder how many other people actually noticed this mistake!

Also--thanks for the kind words! :)

LadyStyx said...

Wow. Written 2 years beforehand and NO ONE noticed??? *shakes head sadly*

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

Sad, indeed!

Magnolia said...

I read about this guy! It reminded me of my science class in ninth grade. My teacher gave out extra credit points for each typo found in a test, so a friend of mind would read through all of the questions and grab all of the extra credit.

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

Wow! I wish my teachers would have given extra credit for finding typos. :) That would have been awesome...in the dorkiest possible way, of course.