Academia, Thy Name is Mary

As a first year (technically) history student at the University of Glasgow I recently had to complete an assessment that judged my writing ability so that they could pinpoint my weak points before I had to do any official coursework. The assessment comprised of one part multiple choice questions about grammar, one part summarize this article and reduce the word count by half, and one part write a longer essay about your choice of topic the way you would write an academic paper.

Today, my feedback:


Granted, I wrote an essay about state-funded art under the pretense that there were scholars named Leonardo Hirst and Artemesia Yuan for me to quote from so take that for whatever it’s worth.

Tomorrow: classes.

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About Mary Rose

A student blogger with a passion for travel, tea, and the art world. I’m also a published short fiction and poetry writer, an amateur photographer, and a burgeoning wine snob.
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2 Responses to Academia, Thy Name is Mary

  1. Lady Euphoria Deathwatch says:

    Excellent work. (To quote a phrase.)

    Good going. Have a great time doing it.

  2. Lisa says:

    Someone ought to mention that the infinitive is split.

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