There is an important aspect of feedback that you may be ignoring… and that is accepting positive feedback.
This year was the year of so much editing for me. Having two books coming out a few months apart meant that I had barely submitted responses to one set of edits than the edits for the other book would arrive in my inbox (sometimes I could count the breathing space in hours). It was tough for my brain to stay focussed, but it was also tough on my body.
If someone who has made it to university and cares about their studies is making a persistent error that most students can avoid, it suggests a systemic glitch.
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