My cousin sent me an email with a quote from one of his professors at an online school that shall remain nameless. He's working on a master's in education, turned in a paper and got this comment: "Paper meets all criteria in rubric except the societal affect of such a situation." I know that many people get "affect" and "effect" mixed up, but shouldn't a professor who's written a dissertation know the difference? I told him not to worry about it. Maybe it was just a simple mistake due to grading too many papers and becoming very tired. Fortunately, it was not an English class or it would have been a real issue.