So I get the assignment: In order to receive my Masters in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, I have to analyze an ESL student’s grammar from a writing sample they provide.
No big deal, right? I’m a writer. I use conventional grammar all the time. I’m an editor. I know how to make bad writing sound better. I totally disregard the 5,000 minimum word count because really, it’s no challenge — I wrote an entire 50,000-word novel in a month for NaNoWriMo. Surely a little baby 5,000 word count won’t cause a headache — I practically shit out 2,500-word papers for my other classes. This project is going to be easy-peasy. All I need is a weekend, at most.