posted on Oct, 26 2009 @ 10:21 PM
I'm terrible when it comes grammars, dictions, sentence structures, and spelling. I just skipped out on that crucial milestone in elementary school,
and it's I've regret it more than anything now.
In addition, my lack of reading and writing from a young age made the matter even worse. It's because of those factors, that I'm dyslexic, or at
least I feel I am (I'm not diagnosed yet). What I mean is I can't read vocally, thus have trouble doing presentation or talking to crowd. It's
really frustrating when you have the information, knowledge, and idea, but you can't communicate it to others.
So who do I blame? The education grading system and technology. I mean I know grading system is used as a deterrent to encourage and check on kids if
they've been doing their assignments: reading, writing, solving.
But when learning is based on fear, many kids will find any means possible to obtain that get the highest possible grade, as quickly as possible. With
the availability of technology, the amount of possible shortcuts are endless. The problem is technology improves our ease of living, eliminating
things such as repetition.
And unfortunately, I feel repetition is a crucial process or factor in learning. People no longer bother to go back to read a book or a chapter for an
assignment, they have sparknotes. People don't bother going through a paper they've written to check for spelling, grammer, or diction, they have
softwares for that. Nor do people bother rewriting their essay or paper from scratch, they word document software for that.
Me. I'm guilty of all of those things at one point in my life or another. Its once I began college, that I understood the value of English in
general. I've taken the initiative to read all of the books assigned to me. I'm starting to read the newspaper daily. Best of all, I'm slowly
becoming less dependent on my sister "check" my papers - aka. rewrite whole paragraphs and sometimes pages for me.
So yes, I am making an effort to improve myself. But, it would of been a whole lot easier if I'd just paid attention back in elementary school. Now,
I have to pay the price. So parents, make sure your kids are reading and writing as much as possible, English is such a valuable tool set.
But you know what's the sad part is? I feel I'm probably better off than most kids in my generation (this generation).
P.S. If anyone have any recommendation on books, webpages, or basic tips or advice to improve in the areas I've mention above, I would be grateful
and delighted to look into it.
[edit on 26-10-2009 by skyblueff0]