May 21, 2001
This week, we are launching four stories written by students from Morell, Prince Edward Island. As a special event you can read their stories as well as hear them.
Germaine Kolisnyk has been a student with the Morell Learning Center Adult Education program in PEI since 1999. She has come from a background of seasonal employment to writing and passing the GED exam, to completing enough high school credits to receive her high school diploma. Germaine was the 2001 class valedictorian. This summer she will work in the tourism industry and decide on future education and a career.
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The benefits of learning grammar outweigh the work involved in studying the course. It's a hard subject to understand and it involves many different concepts which are used in everyday life. Good grammar is just as noticeable as bad grammar; a person will discover as they study. Learning grammar is beneficial for the work force, since employers pay attention to speaking and writing skills of potential employees. Also, a person who speaks and writes well is more respected and shown more courtesy.
Just think how the world would be if grammar done well was important to everyone. It is so wonderful to read a well-written piece of literature or listen to an everyday conversation where grammar is well-spoken. There is too much slang today, compared to years gone by. Even articles in the newspaper are lacking good grammar skills. The spelling mistakes are becoming frequent too. We really need to pay attention to our grammar skills before we lose the beauty of our precious language.