Re: looking for good intro text

From: Jim Carlile (email suppressed)
Date: Mon Dec 07 2009 - 16:14:20 PST

In a message dated 12/7/2009 2:23:39 P.M. Pacific Standard Time,
email suppressed writes:

I don't know what goes on in English schools these days, but the remedial
tutor at the University where I teach has noted a decline in the quality of
written english. She sees an increasing number of students who have
problems with grammar, syntax, punctuation and how to structure an essay.

The explanation for this is an easy one. Students don't read any more, so
they have no models or examples. It's not just kids, either-- adults are
just as bad.
You learn to write by reading. How else? If you don't read much, you don't
know what writing is supposed to look like.
Jim C.

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