Who could not write English, how odd!
When asked, “You fool,
Why don’t you go to school?”
He bristled, “I’m an undergrad at Oxford!”
London, March 12: British undergraduates are incapable of composing even the most basic English sentences, according to a damning new report. The Royal Literary Fund study, due to be published later this month, describes the writing skills of young people starting university as a public catastrophe. Based on evidence from more than 130 professional writers working in 71 universities under a scheme launched in 1999, it exposes “shocking” inadequacies in all types of institutions and all academic departments. Even students who have won places at elite universities to study English literature “lack the basic ability to express themselves in writing”. Get the story here