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Offline Writing Skill

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College and High School English
« on: June 15, 2015, 06:20:30 am »
Does high school English prepare students for college? I don't think that it does. When I got to college, where I studied journalism, I read A Comprehensive Grammar of the English Language. I read important sections of that book, particularly chapters on ellipsis, and it changed not only my writing style, but also my command of the English language.
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Re: College and High School English
« Reply #1 on: June 15, 2015, 07:28:51 am »
It depends on how it is taught.
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Re: College and High School English
« Reply #2 on: June 15, 2015, 05:01:54 pm »
Depends on what you mean when you say "prepare". The idea of college is not to simply repeat what you learned in high school. From my experience (not language but maths) some will always be better prepared than others and for some there will be a hard struggle in the first few months. Nothing wrong with that IMHO.
If it's not used by a native speaker it's not idiomatic. And idiom trumps grammar every time. Jack Wilkerson†

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Re: College and High School English
« Reply #3 on: June 15, 2015, 06:05:50 pm »
Nice one Britta  8)
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