yes, I was being ironic. Look above.
Yes, I also agree that people who skim-read are not doing themselves favours. However, that does not mean that these people do not read at all, which is what I was initally responding to.
Yeah, these essays are only amazing because they are typed up and automatically corrected by Microsoft. However, when it gets down to writing normal, everyday stuff, these very same people make loads of mistakes. So perhaps the person above who suggested that when people actually get down to submitting their essays, the work is flawless.
I agree with you that after a certain age, if one realizes that are unsure about such things, they ought to take responsibility for it themselves. What I'm saying is that teaching at a young age does help. I wasn't specific. my bad.