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While grading the first year papers I came across the strangest student mistake. I’ve posted about other silly student mistakes but surely this one takes the prize! On a question about the meaning of life this student wrote:

“Man could be… seen as the evolving, an image ‘Darwin’,, but evolving psychically a precursor to the charting.”

I have no idea what it means… do you?

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I tutor first year Philosophy for many reasons:
a) It’s the course work that radically changed my life when I was 18.
b) They are still excited about studying, varsity and new subjects like philosophy. And…
c) Because they are young and naïve they make funny mistakes.

Part of my job’s duties entail marking student’s assignments and tests. Today while marking an assignment on Philosophy and Science a student, who shall remain unnamed, wrote: “Albeit Einstein” instead of Albert Einstein. And as amusing as this typo is, what made me giggle was that she used it throughout her essay.
Bless her!

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