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  •  "more value than a student’s affect." (1+ / 0-)
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    BvueDem

    Yes.. I was just about to post a question asking the diarist the meaning of this sentence.  It uses the word incorrectly, and it doesn't make sense anyway.

    And, we wonder why young students have such a poor grasp of proper grammar?

    (an testing coordinator)
    ... another example.
    •  “Affect” as a noun means an emotional state... (2+ / 0-)
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      elfling, Temmoku

      as contrasted to a cognition.

      ...“Affect” is a dimension of behavior rather than a separate segment of it.  “Affect” is thus experienced at the same time that perception, performance and thought are going on. (See, I told you to forget it!)  As for the second line of the headline at the top of this missive, “effect an affect” would mean to cause a certain affectation or trait to occur. In other words, acting, something Robert DeNiro does and Ben Affleck tries to do, but not as well.

      A quick & easy guide
      to “affect” and “effect”...

      ...It's easy to get caught up in a debate about the subtle shades of meaning for the words “affect” and “effect...”  

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