"You Missed the Point!"- Grammar Errors!
"Do many things imperfectly, but completely!"... But, don't POST them!
Mr. Mason, I get it!! Thank You!!
My first, 21 Day writing challenge, back in October 2017, addressed "My Writer's Block".
This, challenge was for making daily time, at WA, by writing one hour a day.
Friday, during training, Jay asked if we ever had, "a fun teacher"?
This, was Mr. Mason, my 9th grade English teacher! Fun, but demanding!
First, day, of class, after my mother insisted, I have Mr. Mason, and had my schedule changed...
"Here, class, is a packet of 7 pages, single-spaced, of all the rules of grammar!"
"If, you are here, then you should already know all these rules. If, there is one error, in your essays, I will stop reading, immediately, and you will receive, an automatic "U",
... As you were just too lazy to look them up!"
In addition, the these firm guidelines, Mr Mason, had incentives, for always, getting ahead! Vocabulary tests, every Friday, unless you were already 3 weeks ahead!
We could come in early in the morning, on our time, and he was always available.
Setting firm bar of Excellence!
Mr. Mason, realized, that IF, we do not express ourselves, in written word, clearly, and with all the rules, people will MISS the Point!
Recently, several posts, were written, while I was racing against the clock, to keep up with my
21 Day writing challenge!
"Haste, makes waste"!
I received, NO feedback, on the topic, but several critiques, on my comma errors!
I was, even told, I wasn't taught right!!
All comments for that post, were about how I can fix, my writing, of which I was already quite aware!
I noticed the commas, no caps in title, image doubled, ...after I had published it!
I get it Mr. Mason!
My apologies, for disrespecting you! ...My carelessness, spoke volumes!
Proof read! ... Before you post!
- dyslexic transitions ...my personal favorite
- technical errors- images
- use spell/grammar check
Poetic license, is only allowed, IF one knows the Basics, first!
Mr. Mason, was the model for my own demanding approach to teaching. Set down the rules, first!
Afterward, I'm free to loosen and/or, compromise, if or when, necessary
I loved, Mr Mason!!
Here at WA, this also applies!
We must first get the WA technical training, the ABC's of website functioning, before we can go out and TRY, different approaches.
Get back to the BASICS!
Start with a firm foundation and build your dreams from there!
"It's a beautiful morning, uh-huh...
I think I'll go outside for a while, and just smile..."
Make it a great day! Today Matters!