Thursday, November 09, 2006

txt spk ok 4 xams, or is that xms?

As a member of the first group of students that were examined under NCEA we constantly had drummed into us that we needed to have correct spelling as it could determine the difference between an achieved, merit, or excellence.

I am outraged that students are going to be able to use txt language - but does it have to be 'correct' language because there are so many variations how on earth is a marker supposed to be able decifer some words - i am 20 can barely make out what some of them are - or should I say "sme of dem r"

Seems hypocritical in an ENGLISH exam not to have to use correct english (and stupid as well), spelling is a skill they are going to need at uni and in jobs, especially as spell check not always accurate

Cme on NZQA gt ur sht 2gtha

10 comments:

Pamziewamzie said...

Great minds...

Anonymous said...

Txt speak ok for Christmas?

Paul said...

decifer?

Eleanor said...

Don't believe everything you read in the paper Wellygirl. This is clearly a case of exaggeration- I mean in some papers (like science), they'll probably accept incorrect spelling, but what they probably mean is they'll be lenient towards it, not that they'll encourage whole essays deliberately written in it.

I also find it funny that you and PW wrote the same entry at virtually the same time. One of the perils of having a group blog, I guess.

Pamziewamzie said...

Oh my god!! We're like CLONES!

Heine said...

U R lik clnes! OMG!!!

Ha ha. Actually, they are also considering this in the UK. While I am sure an examiner might not be happy for an enitre exam to be done in text language, the gist of it is that they will not mark down if students decide to abbreviate some longer words. This is just another nail in the coffin for spelling tests!

welly_girl said...

Not clones Pam... as you said "great minds"

Heine said...

Gr8 mnds dnt u mn?

welly_girl said...

oh arent you the clever one :-P

Heine said...

ys i mst crtnly m ;>