This blog hit 1000+ views today. I am excited and felt like pointing it out to everyone.

I’d also like to say that it is not cool to criticize people for bad spelling because some people have an innate disability when it comes to spelling. It is, similarly, not cool to say that people are automatically better writers when they have “advanced” degrees and to suggest that one can guess a person’s education level based on their writing. Aside from being completely unfair to people who simply cannot write well (writing can be hard!), it is obnoxious and suggests that younger people are inherently less articulate than older people (who have had time to accumulate those advanced degrees).

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  1. Congrats on the milestone!

    As someone who’s gone through a PhD program, I can’t speak to spelling, but I can *definitely* say that the advanced degree made me a *far* worse writer. I’ve spent the past three years recovering, and I’m still not back to where I was before the dissertation…


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