By shaifox96 - Canada - Saint Catharines
Today, I received a terrible grade for an essay I worked really hard on. I had two friends, one being an English major, check it over. However, apparently I "clearly didn't use spellcheck" on this essay just like the last one I submitted to her. FML
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By  Steffi3  |  40

Either she chose the wrong major, of you need new friends

By  Steffi3  |  40

Either she chose the wrong major, of you need new friends

  Dave_Davington  |  33

That or OP needs to work on her spelling and grammar. In fact, given that the essay got a terrible mark, I'm strongly inclined to believe that her friends are correct.

Though I suppose her friends simply being assholes and the essay being graded poorly for some other reason is technically possible too, albeit just a tad far fetched.

  EmoKami  |  21

If OP turned in a paper with numerous mistakes its their fault, regardless of how many people "check" it for them...the fact that they didn't see anything wrong with it means they don't understand the language enough to notice spelling mistakes...

OP: get new friends to peer check for you, and study more....

  NeatNit  |  32

to OP: did the teacher point out any specific spelling errors? no matter how you twist it, if you turn in an essay with mistakes and errors it's your fault (sorry), but if you truly believe you had no mistakes and you didn't get any evidence to the contrary, then something is certainly fishy.

  Lexipants  |  21

Sounds like your teacher has a problem, OP. Ask them to show you exactly what they take exception to. If they can't, then it's not your essay that had the problem.

  tantanpanda  |  26

#40, spell check on word doesn't catch everything. It doesn't check subject verb agreement, nor does it tell you the error of switching tense within the same sentence. Either you made errors that word doesn't catch or your material is the problem.

By  scififemme  |  23

Was that the feedback from the teacher or the excuse your friend gave you? Next time go see a Writing tutor at your school. They will help you with higher order writing skills.