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Staff at University in UK Advised Not to Use Capital Letters Which May Frighten Students

Staff at University in UK Advised Not to Use Capital Letters Which May Frighten Students

“Generally, avoid using capital letters for emphasis and the overuse of ‘do’, and, especially, ‘DON’T’.”

If you thought snowflake culture on campus was a purely American issue, this story will set your mind to rest.

FOX News reports:

University staff told not to use ‘don’t’ or ‘frightening’ capital letters

Journalism professors at Leeds Trinity University in the UK have been instructed not to use certain words — in case they frighten sensitive students.

According to UK media reports, the use of capital letters has been banned as well as the “overuse” of the words “do” and “don’t”.

In an internal staff memo obtained by the Express, staff are told students’ “anxiety” can lead to academic failure.

“Despite our best attempts to explain assessment tasks, any lack of clarity can generate anxiety and even discourage students from attempting the assessment at all,” it reads.

“Generally, avoid using capital letters for emphasis and the overuse of ‘do’, and, especially, ‘DON’T’.

It also urged staff to be “explicit about any inexplicitness” in assignment requirements and to be aware that “misconceptions or misunderstandings quickly spread” among students.

“This can lead to further confusion and students may even then decide that the assessment is too difficult and not attempt it,” the statement reads.

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explicit about any inexplicitness

Ah yes, as Vera Lynn sang, “There’ll always be an England”—a land where “muddling through” isn’t merely an ad-hoc act of slapdash desperation, but an empyrean ideal.

Oh FFS!

DINORightMarie | November 24, 2018 at 8:52 am

I wonder how these sensitive snowflakes would feel if they had to read German, where all nouns are CAPITALIZED?!!?

Oh, the humanity!!

And to be afraid of the word……DO?! Really?!?! Do you believe it?! Do you have a brain?!

Sheesh. Liberalism, progressivism is a cancer.

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