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You guys are dumb as fuck. If he called his teacher, do you really think he would leave out the "I broke my hand, which is why I'm asking"?

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Well it's actually illegal for the teacher to not accept it typed up, if you can't use your hand. So I'd remind them of that fact.

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It's not illegal if the OP didn't actually tell the teacher that their hand is broken. Even then, chances are these essays weren't spontaneously and recently assigned. Can you sue someone for your own procrastination?

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see I'm a dick. I'd call the teacher and tell her your situation. If she doesn't listen, i'd be like hey bitch, listen up... your going to let me type it out or I'm filing a complaint against you with _____ (school district)'s board of education and if that doesnt work I am taking you to court and filing a complaint with NAPTA (National Association for Prevention of Teacher Abuse)

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Haha true, but we don't know why the OP waited til the 11th hour. And say OP broke her hand a week ago, the teacher might have given the same response. I say just write it with the other hand and turn it in. When the oh so classy teacher can't read it, it's her fault. If she still tries to deduct your grade, I'm sure you can file a complaint against her ass or something to the school. And just for shits n giggles have someone else type the paper up for ya for later.

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Your teacher is a douchebag. Assuming you're talking about high school or earlier, your parents should have you type them up and then back you up when your teacher tries to cause problems. Forcing students to write out papers is one of the most retarded things I've ever heard of, especially if you're injured...

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Although, I agree with you on hand writing essays, I always like to type out my essays. If I absolutely have to write it out, I'll type it in the computer first. Not because of *Wikipedia, ctrl c, ctrl v, done!*, but the fact is I feel much more focused my mind is clear when typing. It makes editing much easier with the click of the backspace button, and overall it seems much neater. If say I were editing someone else's essay, I don't want to tear it to shreds with corrections and make it so it'

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Type makes the words and grammar "look right"? Let me get this straight. You're basically trying to cite what may the most subjective claim possible as some sort of fact? Ever stop to think that maybe words "look right" in whichever medium the student in question grew up on? Here's where this thing called "logic" comes into play: the ability to recognize the correct spelling of words by sight is based on memory, and this type of memory is based on repetition. Of

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Agreed that by high school, most students should be typing most major papers - assuming they actually have learned how to edit. But my experience - I teach ninth grade - is that most have not, yet. And yes, I'm going to claim that type fools the brain. Because I've read the studies that prove it. I ain't making this up; I teach media literacy, and have a degree in teaching with technology; someone made me read the studies, and try to replicate the experiments by watching kids write in

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Me too. I hated it at the time, but I thank God that I actually took the time to learn to do it right.

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I would have hated to have you as a teacher in high school. You're awfully arrogant and obviously not very innovative. While there may be support for the notion that handwriting essays is associated with improved writing skills (not "proven" as you state), students will have to type their essays in University and therefore need to know how to produce a well-written paper on a computer. Would you have wanted to do your undergraduate thesis by hand? of course not. The fact that sh

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We were always taught time management in highschool: You are told when your papers will be due well enough in advance to know when a lot of stuff's due and when a lot of stuff isn't due. Granted the OP had a lot due that week, she should have started much earlier to factor for that. Same goes for university. Sick notes/medical excuses are NOT accepted the day before something's due. OP needs to learn time management skills.

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@boyhowdy- This is what you get for talking about something you know (English) in terms of something that you clearly have no idea about (Cognitive Science). As someone who knows a little something about the latter, and has done significantly more than read a study, I can tell you that there are two reasons studies show what they do. Firstly, because writing is far more familiarized in the brain that typing is, but that's a matter of upbringing. So, in this case, it's a self-fulfilling truth. Pe

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@98 you've only proven that you read papers that were both written and typed by students. and only to yourself

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Tell that to my sixth grade teacher, she just said I should write with my left hand..... Eventually I just wrote with my right hand even though my elbow was broken and hurt like a bitch

You guys are dumb as fuck. If he called his teacher, do you really think he would leave out the "I broke my hand, which is why I'm asking"?

You probably should have told her about it. Maybe you can ask someone really nice to write it for you if you give them the info or type it anyway and attach an x-ray and/or doctor's note or something.

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#9 & #11 . You both apparently don't know the meaning of the word plagiarism. If it's her work, It isn't plagiarism no matter who writes it. OP, if your teacher doesn't accept the fact that you can't handwrite them, then take it to a higher authority. If you really can't hand write it due to a physical problem, the teacher needs to accommodate you. To the commenters talking about dominate, I see dominant. Can't you read? OP. If you put off two essays til the last minute, YDI.

Did you tell her WHY you can't handwrite the essays? If not, then YDI, you can't just expect to be allowed to do what you want. If so, and she's still being a jerk, I would take the case to higher administration. If someone else handwrites the essay for you, it can be mistaken for plagiarism. Good luck.

If your teacher is insisting you write by hand, instead of on these newfangled clickity clackity computators, she's probably old enough to be near death anyway. Wait her out.

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