A For Anxiety

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That’s apparently the grade an increasing number of students seem to expect when they’re too stressed out to give presentations. “According to a recent survey by the Association of American Colleges and Universities, oral communication is one of the most sought-after skills in the workplace, with over 90 percent of hiring managers saying it’s important,” Taylor Lorenz writes in The Atlantic. “Some educators also credit in-class presentations with building essential leadership skills and increasing students’ confidence and understanding of material.”

“But in the past few years, students have started calling out in-class presentations as discriminatory to those with anxiety, demanding that teachers offer alternative options.” Lorenz reproduces tweets that have racked saying such things that have racked up more views than videos of kittens doing somersaults.

Well, at least these pupils are comfortable with some form of written communication.