International Relations expert and SMNI News Statecraft host Ms. Sass Rogando Sasot found it ridiculous PBBM’s critics is now picking on his grammar.
In a Facebook post, Sasot can’t help but share her personal observation while studying and teaching in Europe in response to grammar police among the anti-Marcoses.
Because of this, it is not surprising to see student papers with very bad grammar getting a higher grade than student papers with perfect grammar.
Sasot argued that grammar is neither a measure of intelligence nor a measure how one can generate ideas and apply what you learn. Hence, you will never fail a student paper because of grammar. But, you will fail if you write something like “Ibigay mo ang CIA report kay Biden.”
Sasot’s FB post has been quite popular among her FB followers, generating 35,000 reactions, 2,800 comments and 1,700 shares in just 16 hours and counting.
You may now read Sass Rogando Sasot’s original FB post.
Juiceko grammar naman ni BBM pinupuna. Kids let me tell you this. The only and final assessment in the university where I studied and taught in Europe was always a final paper. Language is only 10% of the grade. And grammar was only one of the criteria in that percentage. That’s why you could see student papers with very bad grammar yet get a higher grade than other student papers with perfect grammar. Reason: Grammar is NOT a measure of intelligence nor it is a measure of how you can generate ideas and integrate what you had learned. So you will never fail a paper because of grammar, but you will fail it if you write something like “Ibibigay mo ang CIA report Kay Biden.”
Here’s what I found in the internet from PBBM critics.