Snowflakes: Lecturers told they can’t use capital letters in case they offend students – TheLiberal.ie – Our News, Your Views
December 17, 2018

Snowflakes: Lecturers told they can’t use capital letters in case they offend students

This really is beginning to take the biscuit.

Lecturers at Leeds Trinity have been banned from using capital letters when assigning work to students because it might upset them.

According to The Express, a memo sent out to staff at Leeds Trinity journalism department said that they shouldn’t be using uppercase letters as they may ‘scare them into failure’.

The memo also said that they could address their students, such as writing in a friendly tone and avoiding sounding aggressive with negative tones.

Critics are coming out hard by exclaiming that it’s just aiding to the ‘snowflake’ generation being overindulged throughout their education.

The memo says: ‘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.’

The memo also suggested that writing a word in capital letters could make the assignment seem more difficult and that the students could get worried as a result.

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