As I am sure many of you agree, the lack of English skills of people in general is appalling. Whether it is grammar, punctuation, word pairs, spelling, or just general knowledge of English, people are just not learning even the most basic of English skills. Little or nothing is being taught about the language. High school students, college students, those entering our field where English is of supreme importance — we are hard pressed to find people who see a problem with “Where’s it at?” or “for all intensive purposes” or “seperate from mine” or “less chairs.” The list is endless.
We are all busy. We probably are not going to take time to undertake an intensive study, though we may need it, of the language.
So my attempt to help remedy the situation is my new book — a different tack for me.
–one vocabulary word in a sentence that more or less defines it
–one spelling word that is spelled incorrectly
–one idiomatic expression to be looked up
–one word pair with sentences to illustrate the meaning
–one fun English fact, a variety of stuff from punctuation to grammar to random rules
There are 120 “days” of these combinations and a “workbook” page to use to reinforce the information. The idea is to look up these words and expressions, write down the definitions, write the spelling word as many times as it takes to learn it, fit the word pairs into sentences, define the idiom and how you would use it — all intended to be accomplished in 20 minutes or so a day. That would be 20 fun-filled, challenging, and interesting minutes each day.
Perfect for your high school student who is just needs a better grasp, your college student who is struggling with writing papers, your significant other who is looking for that promotion at work — for you, who absolutely love the language and would view this book as the most fun you have had this year!
The book is at the printer and will be ready to ship on November 11. Order at margiesholdscourt.com.