|Speaking of grades...|
Here's an essay on incompetence, which doesn't realize it's on, or its own, incompetence.
Could Shari Wilson employ yet another anecdote about what someone she knows saw, heard, believes?
"What’s behind this great drop in ability to assess performance?," she asks. "I’m sure that sociologists, education specialists and other experts have outlined a long history and a number of interrelated causes that explain this drop out in students’ knowledge," she acknowledges. To which one must ask: is there any evidence that this state of affairs represents a change, that there's been a "great drop," or, if you prefer, a "drop out."
Final grade: B-
Interesting issue, not a bad start, but a weak analysis. I'd recommend revising and thinking more about this issue in connection to work in other fields on incompetence. And, please, no mentions of "declines" or "drops" unless you can prove one has taken place.
(This post has been brought to you by too little sleep and my constant annoyance with people who argue, always with nothing but anecdotal evidence, that students today are worse than their forebears.)