The Worst Case Scenario Of Grammar School

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“Rinda, please read the next paragraph for us,” stated Mrs. Wright. Feeling my ears and face turn stop sign red with the sense of the walls closing in, I began to sweat. “Ppp, puh, puh,” I stuttered. Mrs. Wright sternly announces, “Photograph.” In my monotone voice, I repeated her and continued on with the rest of the paragraph, which bared less challenging words for a second grader. She then asked me what I thought about the paragraph after I finished reading it. I told her and the whole class, I don’t know. I could hear snickering all around me, and did the only thing left for me to do. I sank deep into my chair, praying for her to move on. She proceeded to explain the context of the paragraph to the class, before she selected …show more content…

Yes, they would poke fun at me if I misspelled words or wrote about my love life. That alone was reason to write a somewhat well-organized letter. The day Mr. Peters read a letter written to me, aloud, was the day I realized how important it is to make sure what I write conveys the accurate message. He read, “I want to have you come for a long time and maybe dinner. How about meeting at the fair around 6pm?” My friend and I died. Everyone had fun with that letter for several months. I believe that event impacted both of our writing skills and revealed how important it is to make sure the message you want to convey is being interpreted the way it is intended. I managed to get through grammar school with the basic necessities required to graduate. I was not one of those kids that had interactive parents that read to me as a child and I was not pressed to go to college. I joined the workforce right after high school. I had a very strong work ethic and knew that I had to work very hard to climb the latter in order to gain financial stability. Within that hard work was the ability to communicate with my superiors and my subordinates. It wasn’t until I received an email from one of my co-workers that was addressed to several employees within the department that I committed to re-reading everything and carefully articulating what I said out loud. It went something like this, “In oder to get the pasient the best care we ned to now how to properly treat the

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