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(News.com.au)   US researchers have discovered another thing that can hinder a child's development through anxiety. Marking assignments in red pen   ( news.com.au) divider line
    More: Fail, Montessori school, University of Colorado  
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2013-01-22 04:15:00 AM  
7 votes:

AverageAmericanGuy: If the kids want less

fewer red marks, they should get better grades.
2013-01-22 02:31:31 AM  
5 votes:
Grade in blue ink, but a staple a Burger King application to any of the little snowflakes who fail a math test.
2013-01-22 12:18:36 AM  
3 votes:
But, but, but when my little Jynnifyrr sees all that red on her spelling test, it makes her think she's done something wrong!
2013-01-22 06:13:28 AM  
2 votes:

TorqueToad: Pocket Ninja: What a fascinating study and thoughtful article on a topic that's only been written and re-written about for the last decade or so. I look forward to the follow-up article next year in which it's suggested that marking assignments in red pen can cause anxiety in children, thereby hindering their development, and all of the fresh and very insightful commentary it creates.

THIS.


Well you see, when these researchers were kids their assignments were marked in red ink. This hindered their intellectual development and rendered them incapable of coming up with original research topics.
2013-01-22 03:43:27 AM  
2 votes:
A red pen killed my mother and raped my father. A bottle of white out resurrected them. That's why I am a member of the church of the holy 3M corporation.

/We tithe using packs of post-its and rolls of scotch tape.
2013-01-21 11:55:46 PM  
2 votes:
What a fascinating study and thoughtful article on a topic that's only been written and re-written about for the last decade or so. I look forward to the follow-up article next year in which it's suggested that marking assignments in red pen can cause anxiety in children, thereby hindering their development, and all of the fresh and very insightful commentary it creates.
2013-01-22 08:54:26 AM  
1 vote:
I have a red-green color vision deficiency, so as far as I know I aced every single test from 1st grade thru high school.
2013-01-22 08:43:44 AM  
1 vote:
They can have my red pens when they pry them from my cold, dead hands.
2013-01-22 08:32:30 AM  
1 vote:
no kid these days ever gets to hear those all important character building words....

upload.wikimedia.org


You lost Bobby, your a loser Bobby!
2013-01-22 07:59:00 AM  
1 vote:
Red never bothered me, silly article.
2013-01-22 07:10:09 AM  
1 vote:

cptjeff: I had one professor who would on often give me


Lack of proofing. Like those stray characters from a half deleted word removed when I changed some phrasing.
2013-01-22 06:48:15 AM  
1 vote:
Clearly they should use crowns instead. Ones made of real pressed bunson.

You know it's pressed bunson.

www.hrwiki.org
2013-01-22 05:03:26 AM  
1 vote:

Mithiwithi: I can't help but think that the researchers who do these studies would be a lot more credible - and a lot more useful - if they could scientifically demonstrate an approach that works better.  Or if instead of just stopping at "it makes the kiddies anxious" they could go on to actually prove or disprove "and that makes them do worse in school".

But I also can't help but think that science journalism would be a lot more useful if it actually told us what, exactly, the study concluded, rather than trying to reinterpret the study's conclusion in terms that they think their readers will understand.  (Or rather, I suspect more accurately, in terms that the science journalist can understand.)

/To be a bit more clear, I think the U of Colorado study's conclusion may not have been accurately represented in the article.


Obligatory:

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2013-01-22 04:18:37 AM  
1 vote:
So if a kid is getting "A"'s in red pen, does that harm or hurt his/her self-esteem? In other words, is it the grade itself giving the poor dear the low self esteem issues, the color of the pen, or that they're just not getting the concept of the lesson and teacher is too worried about whether the color of the pen being used to grade the exam is messing with the students' heads and not taking time to make sure all of them know what the f*ck is being taught?

Because I notice that kids who are getting A's and B's aren't having any "self-esteem" issues, no matter what color they're being graded in. Nor are the football jocks who already have enough egos for fourteen other kids.
2013-01-22 03:53:49 AM  
1 vote:
This study is brought to you by the letter F.
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2013-01-22 03:48:41 AM  
1 vote:
And here I spent my school years being upset because I was wrong, and mad at myself for not getting things right. Clearly I should have been blaming the pens all along!
2013-01-22 03:48:28 AM  
1 vote:
"Hey, kid, your a dumb-ass" looks good in any color ink.

/see what I did there
2013-01-22 03:27:45 AM  
1 vote:
Cry me a river then build me a bridge and get over it emo kid.
2013-01-22 03:24:02 AM  
1 vote:
Instead, take the red pen and jam it in the lungs of all the parents who are raising these losers.
2013-01-22 03:22:13 AM  
1 vote:
If the kids want less red marks, they should get better grades.
2013-01-22 02:38:20 AM  
1 vote:
What about kids from Asian countries where green is more stressful than red?
2013-01-22 01:49:58 AM  
1 vote:
I had a professor who graded in green because he thought it was less stressful than red, and another professor who would grade with whatever pastel gel pens his daughters had left lying around. Now, in addition to an aversion to red ink, I have an issues with green ink and pearlescent or sparkly pink and purple inks. Oh, and because my english comp professor graded in pencil, I've got issues with that too.
 
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