UK professors urged not to use alarming words ‘do,’ ‘don’t’ with students

UK professors urged not to use alarming words ‘do,’ ‘don’t’ with students

[Ed. – Congratulations, team, we’ve raised a generation of terror-stricken paranoiacs. Keep up the good work.]

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. …

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“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…

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