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The Importance Of Grammar In Education

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Joan Didion once said, "Grammar is a piano I play by ear. All I know about grammar is its power"(Didion). This quotation shows that even people who don't know much about grammar can recognize its importance. While the school is redesigning its English curriculum, they are trying to decided how much grammar should be taught and if it will be taught at all. While people may have differing opinions, it is quite clear that grammar should be taught in the school's curriculum because it creates good credibility, prepares you for a successful life, and makes writing understandable.
To begin with, grammar should be taught in the school's curriculum because it creates good credibility. For example, when posting on the internet "your words are all you have. They are a projection of you in your physical absence"(Wiens). Therefore, if your grammar prohibits a reader from understanding the context of your post or article, they will not find it to be a credible or trustworthy source. Also, grammar creates good credibility because it shows that you are trustworthy. Kyle Wiens has found that people with good grammar are more reliable: "I’ve found that people who make fewer mistakes on a grammar test also make fewer mistakes when they are doing something completely unrelated to writing — like stocking shelves or labeling parts"(Wiens). Although it is clear that grammar creates good credibility, others may disagree. John A. Challenger, chief executive officer of an outplacement consulting
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