10 Struggles Of A Grammar Nerd

10 Struggles Of A Grammar Nerd

As told through a series of brilliantly amusing memes

Grammar is an extremely important part of successful writing. However, some people take it a bit more seriously than others. There is a select group of people in our society who tend to be a little anal about proper grammar. We are called the grammar nerds. Not sure if you're a nerd or not? If you relate to any of the struggles below, chances are you definitely qualify.

1. You go way overboard on peer editing.

You just can’t help it! When your professor suggests that you trade papers, it’s basically going against your nature if you don’t mark every grammatical fault. By the end of their paper, there’s definitely more red pen than there is black ink.

2. You correct your friends' texts to you.

It drives you physically insane when your friends send you a text that has a grammatical error. Whether they use the wrong form of “your” or “too” or “there,” YOU'RE fairly sure that THEY'RE about to get what’s coming TO them. Which is probably a response back that looks something like this:

3. You immediately lose all respect for places that don't use proper grammar.

There is absolutely nothing worse than reading something at one of your favorite places and noticing an error. You can’t possibly forgive something like this. Sayonara, place-I-will-never-view-the-same-way-again.

4. Your hatred of the word "alot" is expressed. Daily probably.

This is mainly because of the fact that it isn't a word. You wouldn’t say “abunch” or “aton,” so what we can’t figure out is what provokes humans to use “alot.”

5. When you're looking for a relationship, correct grammar is a must.

Can you imagine spending the rest of your life with someone who doesn’t use proper grammar? If yes, then you are most definitely not a grammar nerd. We’d probably go insane.

6. You die a little inside when someone calls it "grammer."

I have no words to explain how frustrating this is. I physically cannot elaborate.

7. You most likely hate "Twilight."

And, no, not because of the giant plot holes and sparkling vampires, but instead because of the utter disgust it serves to the literary community. Not only are there countless grammatical errors, but Meyer’s writing is really just pitiful in general. Sorry teenage girls, everywhere, but "Twilight" is no work of art.

8. At some point in your life, you've shared a grammar meme on your social media (perhaps passive-aggressively).

No one can blame you though, they’re pure gold. Besides, what better way to let your friends on Facebook, Twitter, or Tumblr know that their grammar is shameful than with a meme with subliminal messaging?

9. You're the one that all of your friends go to when they need a proofreader.

Paper due the next day and your roommate wants someone to read it over? You got it. Important email that your friend is sending? You’ll make sure it sounds ok. You’ve even proofread texts to your best friend’s crush. But you don’t mind, it’s flattering that they respect your grammar skills that much anyway!

10. You may get a lot of judgement, but you wouldn't rather be any other way.

Enough said.

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1. The moment when you realize that you chose college and have to be responsible.

2. When you claim your friends against their will, because life is too hard without your people.

3. When your friend "didn't study" and gets a better grade.

4. When you and your friends complain about all the work you have to do in your

6. When you're scared to answer a question in lectures and have to give yourself a pep-talk.

7. When you miss class and your friend says "I'll send you the notes."

8. When your professor explains something and you have no idea what's going on.

9. When you submit a paper last minute and hope for the best.

10. When you didn't have time to grab your morning coffee before your 8am.

11. When you're trying to save/keep your GPA.

12. When you think about all the work you have to get done by the end of the week.

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15. When someone tells you college is the happiest/best time of your life.

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Fostering Creativity in Children’s Education


It is almost impossible to function or contribute to the development of society without education. That is why it is pivotal that the education experience is cultivated so that students can maximize their potential. Too many learners have learning challenges that prevent them from pursuing a course of study that is more suited to their aptitude. As such, teachers have to employ better strategies to motivate the learner through a more creative methodological approach. It would be a mistake to think that creativity can simply be relegated to the pursuits of music and art in education, but should more so be employed to how the lessons are presented to the learner. Students always visit this site to increase their knowledge or find an essay for college.

Definition of Terms

Merriam Webster dictionary states that education is “the process of receiving or giving systematic instruction.” It is “the process by which an individual is encouraged and enabled to fully develop his or her potential; it may also serve the purpose of equipping the individual with what is necessary to be a productive member of society. Through teaching and learning the individual acquires and develops knowledge and skills; which are utilized by the individual throughout life-long activities.” Education is preparation for some worthy activity.In terms of creativity, it is a ‘quality of creative’; Merriam Webster dictionary states that being creative means “to have the power to create, rather than to imitate.”

Theorists on Education

Plato should be acknowledged because he developed a standardized approach to education. It was he who visualized the idea of training young children formally. This would allow for all to be on the same level. Plato was also the first to envisage the initiative of ‘lifelong learning’ and understood that “children should enter school at six where they first learn the three Rs (reading, writing and counting) and then engage with music and sports. John Dewey is also thought to be a respecteddidactic realist; he believed that education was a practiceused to advance the human condition. He believed that schools werededicated atmospheres that correspond with the societal environment. Within the educational curriculum a person’s experiences and interest are explored which prepares him for the future and life’s affairs.

Challenges in the Classroom

Teachers are faced with diverse teaching situations every day; some of these are easier to manage, but teachers need added techniques to resolve some scenarios. One of the more challenging instances will arise when you have to persuade a learner to do something that they have no desire, at that moment, to do. This is where motivation techniques will be beneficial.Motivation is something that energizes, directs and sustains behavior; it gets students moving, points them in a particular direction and keeps them going (Fredricks, Blumenfeld & Paris, 2004). For these reasons, teachers must learn how to appropriately stimulate the interests of their pupils. Keep in mind that one creative strategy might work for some students. The key is to diversify. Observe your students and interact with them; in this manner you will learn how to incite a response from your students and how best to motivate them continuously.

Learning Styles

Using a variety of creative teaching strategies ensures that the lesson is geared towards most if not all of the learning styles. To better understand which creative technique to implement in a classroom setting, you have to first understand learning styles; below is a list of learning styles, which every teacher should be aware of and design their lessons to accommodate.

  • Solitary learners that have a preference for self-study.
  • Social learners do not mind working in groups.
  • Physical learners or kinesthetic learners are those who have a preference for engaging the learning process through physical touch.
  • Visual learners engage learning through what they see, so use images.
  • Aural learners or auditory pupils like to learn by the use of sounds or music.
  • Logical learners are highly logical and are always reasoning out problems.
  • Verbal learners like to learn by speaking or writing.

These learning styles should then be complemented by facilitative teaching activities which support student participation and allows them to gain mastery in every subject.

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