I am writing an essay about my university experiences and a suggested correction from an English Ph.D. sounds wrong to me.
The suggestion is
In our meeting to discuss
thespring semester of my junior year, my adviser set forth a challenge.
She made a similar correction later,
One graduate course had been sufficient to consume my time
in thefall semester.
As a native English speaker, both of these corrections sound like grammatical errors to me, but I do not have the linguistic knowledge to articulate exactly what, if anything, makes them incorrect. (I spend much more time on math.se than english.se!)
Are her suggestions correct?