What Corporate America Can 't Build A Sentence

1185 WordsOct 26, 20165 Pages
In America, there is a serious epidemic. However, this epidemic is not an illness, it is the struggles that many perspective and current business professionals face when it comes to creating a basic sentence. Journalist, Sam Dillon, a two time Pulitzer Prize winner and a national correspondent for the New York Times, addresses this poor-writing epidemic in his New York Times article, “What Corporate America Can’t Build: A Sentence.” In this essay, Sam Dillon is writing, to individuals in the business community who struggle with formulating a sentence. Dillon is writing this essay in order to bring attention to the problem at hand and to provide examples of different avenues for help. Through the use of statistics, real-life examples, and appeal to expert opinion, Sam Dillon effectively convinces the audience that there is a need for immediate improvement in the writing abilities of individuals in the business community and that there are alternative avenues for help in improving their writing. First, Sam Dillon uses statistics to effectively convince the audience that there is a need for immediate improvement in the writing abilities of individuals in the business community. “A recent survey of 120 American corporations reached a similar conclusion. The study by the National Commission of Writing, a panel established by the College Board, concluded that a third of employees in the nation’s blue-chip companies wrote poorly and that businesses were spending as much as $3.1
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