This is an important lesson for all serious students, and I try to pass it on to mine. Climate change slogans show up in school. The SAT had a reading passage on how two superstitions, Friday the 13th and the number 13, evolved. The passage had no citations or proof. I pointed this out to my student and told her one cannot write junk and get away with it.
Some people find it very difficult to resist jumping off the bridge … or swimming against the tide. When it is a riptide, swim along the shoreline until you can escape the pull of the riptide. When free from the pull, swim at an angle away from the riptide toward the shore. Head-on confrontations with riptides will fail. Be smarter.