Avoiding the use of capital letters so as not to scare students!

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Avoiding the use of capital letters so as not to scare students!

Postby Leodian » Tue 20 Nov, 2018 7:19 pm

It is reported on page 9 of the Yorkshire Evening Post today (Nov 20 2018) that lecturers at the school of journalism department at Leeds Trinity University (LTH) in Horsforth have allegedly been told in a memo to avoid using capital letters in case it scares students 'into failure'. LTH has defended the memo.

I know that the lack of use of capital letters has become quite common in recent years, though it does irritate me. I did not though think that using them might scare students! :o.
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Re: Avoiding the use of capital letters so as not to scare students!

Postby tilly » Tue 20 Nov, 2018 8:34 pm

What a load of tosh i wonder what next, dont use comers it could give then an headache.
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Re: Avoiding the use of capital letters so as not to scare students!

Postby chemimike » Tue 20 Nov, 2018 11:49 pm

I have noy lived in Leeds for many years, so please excuse the question, but is Leeds Trinity university one of those, like London Metropolital university, that used to be a college mainly aimed at hairdressing and bricklaying?. It certainly sounds like it if that report is true
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Re: Avoiding the use of capital letters so as not to scare students!

Postby unslet » Wed 21 Nov, 2018 12:13 am

I believe it used to be Trinity and All Saints College at Horsforth.
Hope I got the capitals in the correct places.(:

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Re: Avoiding the use of capital letters so as not to scare students!

Postby tyke bhoy » Wed 21 Nov, 2018 8:43 am

unslet is correct and it hasn't relocated just changed name. It's still in orsforth (see what I did there).
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Re: Avoiding the use of capital letters so as not to scare students!

Postby edlong » Thu 22 Nov, 2018 2:22 pm

As usual with these clickbait "political correctness gone mad" type stories, it turns out that the original piece was a little creative with the facts and, in face, nobody has "banned capital letters" at all. Quel surprise.

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