A university England has said students will not lose marks spelling, punctuation and grammar mistakes. Hull University said that requiring English no mistakes is "elitist". It said such a requirement could be seen as "homogenous, North European, white, male, and elite". Officials the university said insisting a high proficiency written English discriminated ethnic minorities and students who went to schools where average grades were low. The university said it wants to make writing and tests "more inclusive". It wants teachers to be more flexible when they mark and grade students' writing. It hopes to reduce the number poorer students who drop from university.
The university said many students suffer school and life because their written English contains mistakes. This includes students dyslexia. This is a learning disorder that affects language. People dyslexia have difficulty relating to letters and words. This means it is harder dyslexics to produce writing free mistakes. Dyslexia affects areas the brain that process language. The university also said that requiring well-written English could discourage students whom English is a second language going to university. Teachers at another university have been told it is fairer to judge students their ideas and knowledge a subject and not their spelling and grammar.