David Foster Wallace’s syllabus

From David Foster Wallace’s syllabus:

“If you are used to whipping off papers the night before they’re due, running them quickly through the computer’s Spellchecker, handing them in full of high-school errors and sentences that make no sense and having the professor accept them ‘because the ideas are good’ or something, please be informed that I draw no distinction between the quality of one’s ideas and the quality of those ideas’ verbal expression, and I will not accept sloppy, rough-draftish, or semiliterate college writing. Again, I am absolutely not kidding.”

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3 Responses to David Foster Wallace’s syllabus

  1. Dustin says:

    Reminds me of Mr. Eagleburger from Fair Grove High School.

  2. Ketlen says:

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