Monday, September 06, 2010


Number 19 in the series: Campaign for the Removal of English Errors in Public.

This one is a tinchy bit embarrassing for our profession. In last June's Leaving Certificate Paper II (Higher Level) the Unseen Poem was 'Seed' by Paula Meehan. On Friday we saw the Marking Scheme for the first time, and the words in the picture, above, which read 'There is a typographic error on line 12. The word "useless" should read "useful".'  The examiners are then advised to reward creative reading of the poem. Oops.

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