The first time Bryan A. Garner, a lawyer and writer, met Antonin Scalia—over breakfast at the Washington, D.C., Four Seasons, in 2006—the Justice spent the early part of their conversation praising a magazine essay he had recently read on English grammar and usage. Garner, who has now written two books with Scalia, felt that it would be bad form to interrupt, but when the Justice had trouble remembering the essay’s author, he suggested a name. Scalia assented. “Sir,” Garner replied, politely, “that essay is a review of my book.”
The results of the survey and the test, which were reported in the journal New Media & Society, showed a link between poor grammar scores and . What’s more, both sending and receiving techspeak-riddled texts seemed to affect how poorly the students performed on the test. This suggests tweens might not be initiating all of their bad language habits, but might also be influenced by the grammatically incorrect messages sent by their friends and family.
Most word processing programs come standard with a spellchecker, whichis a wonderful tool for writing. However, a downside of the spellcheckeris it encourages laziness in the writer. For example, you finishtypinga term paper and run spell check to look for mistakes. When therearenospelling errors, you figure that the paper is fine and you turn it inwithoutproof-reading it. Proof reading is just as important as checkingthespellingbut takes much longer which is why most students do not proof-readtheirpapers. Can you decipher the poem below?
The writer of the bad paragraph needs to reduce the number of claims in the paragraph and to present "abundant" support for the claims that remain, as in the example below.