"Writing advice" can be such a huge departure from actual "writing standards." You know, writing standards--the stuff of what's meant to be taught and given to students every day in English classrooms both far and wide by, ahem, English-writing professionals. In short, English teachers. The bemoaning disappointment which goes on today is the lapse and abandonment of accepted "writing standards" among our young people in trade for "writing advice" and the current linguistic train wrecks that take its place all over social media.

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