November 21, 2018

Lecturers banned from using ALL CAPS to avoid scaring students

Martina MarkotaRebel Contributor

If you thought universities couldn’t get any worse, think again. Lecturers in the Leeds Trinity journalism department have been warned not to write in ALL CAPS so that they don’t scare their students.

How insane is this? Do we have to treat students like children?

ARE THEY THAT SCARED OF LECTURERS EMPHASISING SOMETHING IN THEIR WRITING?

Professors aren’t meant to be friends. They’re meant to be strict, authoritative, and educational. This is how the dynamic works. Lecturers lecture, students study. If that means feeling a little intimidated from time to time, then so be it!

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commented 2018-11-24 20:40:07 -0500
Karen,

Bold face has some use with discretion in instructions, but not much else. Emojis are best reserved for texting people when you’re bored in the loo.

Common, still can’t rebut my comment, I see?
commented 2018-11-23 21:11:30 -0500
Andrew, as usual you opened your mouth and removed all doubt. You are just a lying troll, can’t prove a claimed PhD, and can’t provide for your argument. Back to the basement little thing. You are safe there. Mommy said so.
commented 2018-11-22 16:58:03 -0500
Thanks Martina…you are doing great!! Thanks again.

Keep digging and exposing….
commented 2018-11-22 14:28:11 -0500
Hey Andrew,
What’s next? The exclamation point, bold print or emojjis? 😖😖😖😌
commented 2018-11-22 13:30:48 -0500
We don’t have a copy of the memo so any such claims are speculative. Apparently it was intended to discourage the use of capslock for emphasis, and that’s again an etiquette thing – it’s construed as the written equivalent of yelling, which is unpleasant for the reader and unbecoming of the writer.

Everything else is just hyperbolic “Millennials are ruining everything” fluff. Meaningless clickbait.

I think you know that, though, given that you neither of you seem to be able to rebut my actual comments, instead lapsing to the old standby of ad-hominem attacks.
commented 2018-11-21 23:47:44 -0500
Ah, Andrew the fake PhD Stephenspon… Where does it say “extended capslock?” That is garbage. Sounds like you are one of the poor little offended bubble wrapped basement dwelling mama’s kids. Bye the way, where is that proof you were going to use to prove you had a PhD? Been waiting for months, but of course it will never come because you can’t provide what doesn’t exist. Poor little troll Andrew, here, let me help you. Your mother is calling down the stairs “ANDREW, HOW MANY TIMES DO I HAVE TO TELL YOU TO GO TO BED?” There, feel better little thing? Maybe retire to your safe space Andrew.
commented 2018-11-21 23:35:49 -0500
Andrew Stephenson:Isn’t it time for your nap?
commented 2018-11-21 22:11:21 -0500
There is no independent verification of this story, and it kinda sounds like a hoax. The university itself says that no such policy exists.

It sounds like a style guideline pointing out the obnoxiousness and poor form of extended capslock (Hi Fraser!) may have been accidentally or deliberately misinterpreted.

Tabloid distorts story to get clicks? Probably more accurate, but not really news.
commented 2018-11-21 21:02:13 -0500
This is why school shootings have risen. Same for violence in class.
commented 2018-11-21 20:55:42 -0500
I USE UPPER CASE BECAUSE IT IS EASIER TO READ WHEN YOUR USING YOUR PHONE. LETTERS ARE LETTERS UPPER OR LOWER JUST LIKE USING NUMBERS 12345 SEE IT’S EASIER TO READ.
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