quote:Originally posted by Gigond Ass:Seems like a waste of twelve or thirteen years of school if you can't write legibly by the time you are graduating from high school.quote:Originally posted by spo:quote:your spelling and punctuation are perhaps the worst I have ever seen. This is either an exaggeration to make us believe you are a kid, or you just might be an 18 year old, but should have been held back in second or third grade to learn punctuation and spelling.
A lot of people get to college with poor grammar, sentence structure and punctuation. Usually it improves in composition classes when the teacher marks their paper with a red pen and then makes them resubmit their papers. College composition courses helped my writing quite a bit. Much more than highschool or the rules they teach in elementary school.
Granted, my high school days were 25 years ago, but they taught us spelling, punctuation and sentence structure before fifth grade......
Of course they teach it to everyone. People just do not seem to retain it. I still remember at SDSU the professors holding a stack of class essays and voicing their frustration, irritation even anger at the grammar and writing mechanics found within a majority of the papers.
Take a class of second graders. Every single day they have to write. Of course this requires a period at the beginning of the sentence and the correct ending punctuation. Take a two week break and they have completely forgotten it. Guess what happens over the summer.
Who is to blame? Lazy students, stupid teachers, parents, you tell me.