Have you ever listened to a world-class musician and wondered how he is able to play with such grace and precision? Do you imagine the years of study and countless hours of diligent practice that such virtuosity requires? Or perhaps you have watched elite Olympic athletes and marveled at the dedication and discipline it took to get to that level of competitiveness.
People get pretty worked up about grammar. I know this because I used to be one of them. I’m happy to report, however, that I am mellowing with age. Maybe the tone and content of this blog over the past few months has made that clear. I sure hope so, because as I have softened my prescriptivist stance, I’ve been able to see how silly grammar people can be sometimes.
I’ve posted several of these before. I’m taken with the infographic as a new way of communicating information that combines graphic artistry, meaningful data, and social media. And since most of WriteAtHome’s students come from homeschooling families, the ones that hit that topic are most interesting to me.