This year’s best exam gaffes

July 18, 2013

Times Higher Ed has released this year's batch of "Exam Howlers," submissions by professors of typos, mixed metaphors, and other student slip-ups.  Some of this year's gems include a reference to Alfred Hitchcock as a "torched Catholic," and one essay that opened with the line, "Sex has puzzled biologists ever since it was discovered by Darwin and Mendel." Another example shows how one very small error can lead to a very different sentence: "General Franco was supported by right-wing panties." THE reports that sex features heavily in the bloopers year-to-year.  Inside Higher Ed