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The Death of Depth

MontanaEM Wrote: Jan 15, 2013 11:36 AM
Since I don't Tweet, g+1, or Facebook, I wanted to rate this column "Excellent" or "A+" or use some other old fashioned academically-related accolade withing the community. But it seems's highest rating in "Awesome" — a word I thoroughly despise. So, Ms. Marsden, this little note will have to do: Bravo M'Lady!!! Keep fighting the good fight!!!

It's very likely that kids will find this column to be, like, totally stupid, and will conclude that they can write one sooooo much better. They will declare this on their Twitter feed, sandwiched between the hundreds of photos of themselves making that pursed-lips "duck face," then wait for the "friends" they've never met in person to tell them how hot they look.

That's because compared with 30 years ago, more American students think they're above average in writing, leadership, intelligence, drive and social skills, according to a BBC analysis of college freshmen data by psychologist Jean Twenge....