RE: what to look for in a Tech Editor

Subject: RE: what to look for in a Tech Editor
From: "Rock, Megan" <Megan -dot- Rock -at- fanucrobotics -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 6 May 2003 13:00:12 -0400

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Dick Margulis [mailto:margulis -at- mail -dot- fiam -dot- net]

> 2. Formal grammar learned from an old battle-axe in junior
> high or high school (college is too late). Knows parts of
> speech, tense, voice, mood, diction, person, how to diagram a
> sentence, the difference between which and that, .... This
> probably means the candidate is over 50.

To those of you out there with school-age children, are your kids learning this kind of grammar in public school? What about private/parochial/charter schools?

I covered all of the stuff Dick lists every year from 4th grade through 8th grade, because the curriculum we used in our home school included separate grammar books that reinforced and built on what we learned in previous grades.



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