An eleventh grader joined us to study English.
At the end of working on the essay, when she handed me the notebook, she said:
- Don’t be angry with me because of my writing.
- Why should I be angry with you, is there something wrong?
- No, the English teacher gives me a bad grade only for calligraphy at school.
The essay was clearly readable. She only had hasty handwriting.
I explained that we all have individual styles and as long as her writing is readable, no one should lower her mark.
The focus is on content, not on taste, what kind of decorative writing someone likes.
If the same thing happens in the university, that means the teacher does not have much training and he asks 17-18-year-old students to write letters beautifully.