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Pen colour makes students anxious
News.AU .com ^ | January 22, 2013 | Lucy Kippist

Posted on 01/22/2013 8:23:09 AM PST by Daffynition

RED pen is bad for children's development. Or so say US researchers from University of Colorado who claim the pen colour can have a negative impact on how students feel about themselves and their teachers.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.com.au ...


TOPICS: Education; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: redpen
This explains a lot.

*US study says red pen makes students anxious *Children feel "shouted at" *But psychologist says criticism is normal part of life

1 posted on 01/22/2013 8:23:15 AM PST by Daffynition
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To: Daffynition

Well if they’d study and not miss any questions then they wouldn’t feel shouted at.


2 posted on 01/22/2013 8:26:11 AM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Daffynition

I saw lots of red ink as a kid. No wonder I’m so messed up....


3 posted on 01/22/2013 8:26:59 AM PST by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
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To: Daffynition

These “researchers” from the University of Colorado would certainly not get a good grade for RESEARCH from me. Grade and instructor comments would be in RED... written with a permanent marker.


4 posted on 01/22/2013 8:28:10 AM PST by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo....Sum Pro Vita - Modified Descartes)
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To: Daffynition

Ahhh, Bless Their Little Hearts.


5 posted on 01/22/2013 8:28:15 AM PST by TexasCajun
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To: Daffynition

Oh please! If they’d been using purple all these years, they’d be blaming purple.


6 posted on 01/22/2013 8:29:37 AM PST by al_c (http://www.blowoutcongress.com)
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To: Daffynition

Spelling the word “color” “colour” makes me anxious...


7 posted on 01/22/2013 8:32:53 AM PST by Cowboy Bob (Soon the "invisible hand" will press the economic "reset" button.)
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To: Daffynition

Colorado University is a clone of the vast majority of our universities in that departments that are not STEM related quite simply have laughable standards.

Want a CU example?

Ward Churchill...professor...department chair...no discernible IQ, morality, or creativity...with a Master’s Degree in Underwater Basket Lying. Yes, he was fired, but only after much controversy.

QED.


8 posted on 01/22/2013 8:38:49 AM PST by Da Coyote
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To: Daffynition

Libs were peddling the same tripe about ink color 40 years ago.


9 posted on 01/22/2013 8:38:49 AM PST by TomGuy
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To: Daffynition

teachers “bled red” all over my stuff as a kid...am I now “entitled” to some kind of reparations? I’m a damn victim, after all ;-) /sarc


10 posted on 01/22/2013 8:39:12 AM PST by bigbob
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To: Daffynition
Drudge had a story up recently about how much kids think of themselves today and their high expectation after high school and college.

...give 'em all trophies, no losers, no winners.

Then the real-world reality bites them in the butt and they can't cope.

11 posted on 01/22/2013 8:41:12 AM PST by TexasCajun
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To: Daffynition

Use the red pen to write EXCELLENT WORK on the kids paper (when the work truly rtaes it) and really confuse those moronic researchers!


12 posted on 01/22/2013 8:41:57 AM PST by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed &water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: JimRed

...truly RATES it...


13 posted on 01/22/2013 8:43:13 AM PST by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed &water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: Da Coyote
Colorado University . . . Is it Colourado or Colorado? Damn, I'm mixed up . . . don't mark it in red, please!
14 posted on 01/22/2013 8:43:43 AM PST by laweeks
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To: al_c

Wouldn’t self-esteem that flowed from actual knowledge and achievement be better than the false self-esteem established by inflating their ego with false premises?


15 posted on 01/22/2013 8:45:11 AM PST by Tea Party Terrorist (Those who work for a living are now outnumbered by those who vote for a living.)
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To: SumProVita

Not the cursed “red” pen thing again! I seem to remember some years back that teachers, no, indoctrinators, were advised that grading papers and using a “red pen” could have negative effects on the poor little students. Maybe a good butt kickin’ on whoever started that load of garbage (or jharbage as jon f’n kerry might say) would have helped instead. Spill a little red “ink” so to speak.
Thank you dr.spock. And I’m not talkin’ Star Trek. Self esteem issues my butt!

Hard to get your panties in a wad if you’re wearin’ a thong!


16 posted on 01/22/2013 8:46:23 AM PST by rktman (Live the oath you took or get out of office!)
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To: Daffynition

It must be wrong it was first used by newspapers.


17 posted on 01/22/2013 8:50:48 AM PST by ThomasThomas
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To: Daffynition

Imagine how the bull feels when it has to charge a red cape.
A change to chartreuse may be warranted.


18 posted on 01/22/2013 8:51:02 AM PST by golf lover (goingf)
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To: Daffynition

Back when I went to school, what you did if you didn’t want to see red ink on your assignments you made sure you did them correctly. This of course was back when self-esteem was earned by hard work.


19 posted on 01/22/2013 8:58:40 AM PST by ZirconEncrustedTweezers ("I'm not anti-anything, I just wanna be free." - Mike Muir)
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To: Daffynition

The world is retarded


20 posted on 01/22/2013 9:11:16 AM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Daffynition

A red “F” on a test in junior high definitely had an impact. I studied much harder.


21 posted on 01/22/2013 9:47:15 AM PST by pabianice (washington, dc ..)
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To: TexasRepublic
You were a snowflake, that wasn't appreciated...AKA a victim. There has to be some sort of an entitlement program to compensate you for your pain 'n sufferin'


22 posted on 01/22/2013 10:09:42 AM PST by Daffynition (The essential American soul is hard, isolate, stoic, and a killer. It has never yet melted. — D.H.)
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To: pabianice

Teachers are now being axed to use *green* to correct...where is the urgency in that?


23 posted on 01/22/2013 10:11:49 AM PST by Daffynition (The essential American soul is hard, isolate, stoic, and a killer. It has never yet melted. — D.H.)
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To: Daffynition
Is black ink racist?

-PJ

24 posted on 01/22/2013 10:26:50 AM PST by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: golf lover

Why not purple?


25 posted on 01/22/2013 10:32:44 AM PST by JimSp
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To: Daffynition

Color-red-o University better change its name posthaste!


26 posted on 01/22/2013 10:35:12 AM PST by Moltke ("I am Dr. Sonderborg," he said, "and I don't want any nonsense.")
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To: Daffynition
My first girlfriend's 11 year-old kid sister was in love with her squiggle pen.... it made her "feel good".


27 posted on 01/22/2013 11:01:22 AM PST by Rodamala
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To: Daffynition

The world has gone nuts.
28 posted on 01/22/2013 1:00:30 PM PST by Sweet_Sunflower29 (What's the difference between GOD and Obama? >>>> GOD doesn't believe he's Obama...)
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To: Daffynition

I saw a pic that said, You are a unique and beautiful snowflake, you just had the misfortune of landing in Hell”..LOL


29 posted on 01/22/2013 1:14:43 PM PST by jag.drafting
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To: Political Junkie Too
Yo. You betcha homey!


30 posted on 01/22/2013 1:17:42 PM PST by Daffynition (The essential American soul is hard, isolate, stoic, and a killer. It has never yet melted. — D.H.)
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To: Cowboy Bob
That X-tra letter bleeding can be fixed, if you have some white-out. :)


31 posted on 01/22/2013 1:24:10 PM PST by Daffynition (The essential American soul is hard, isolate, stoic, and a killer. It has never yet melted. — D.H.)
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To: TomGuy
Were they pencil-necks?


32 posted on 01/22/2013 1:26:15 PM PST by Daffynition (The essential American soul is hard, isolate, stoic, and a killer. It has never yet melted. — D.H.)
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To: jag.drafting
LOLZ!


33 posted on 01/22/2013 1:29:17 PM PST by Daffynition (The essential American soul is hard, isolate, stoic, and a killer. It has never yet melted. — D.H.)
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To: Sweet_Sunflower29
I think that is the long 'n short of it. :)


34 posted on 01/22/2013 1:31:08 PM PST by Daffynition (The essential American soul is hard, isolate, stoic, and a killer. It has never yet melted. — D.H.)
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To: pabianice
How do you do the write-up to get a grant for one of these studies. I'd like to know more about the effects of the red pencil mark on kids who are color blind.

?

35 posted on 01/22/2013 1:37:27 PM PST by Daffynition (The essential American soul is hard, isolate, stoic, and a killer. It has never yet melted. — D.H.)
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