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April 12, 2005

Assignments why can't they just do themselves?

Writing about web page http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/education/4425423.stm

OK, so some smart professors over in the good ole USA have invented a program to mark essays. Quite a good idea really makes the job of the lecturer or marker a lot easier but why can't it just work the other way around.

You get a brief for an essay fill it into this form on this computer program, answer a couple of questions enter a through random fields so that it will be slightly different to everyone else who uses the program and it writes your essay for you.

Maybe when I find some time I might write the program myself charge £1 for each use (depending on word limit of course) and there must be a few million students in the world who would be willing to trust a computer to write their essay so I could soon be rich then I won't have to write any essays any more.

Or why not just cut out the middle man and give us the multiple choice questions you are getting the computer program to ask of the essay and then everybody will have some free time instead of being stuck in the library like me procrastinating by writing this blog entry when I'm meant to be doing an assignment.

On other news my computer mouse blew up yesterday with smoke and everything in the library, it was quite exciting!


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