In this discussion, you will share your perspective on language in the workplace and you will examine the perspectives of your classmates. Be sure to review the assigned readings before you begin this discussion. Assigned Readings: McWhorter, J. (2012, August 13). Good applicants with bad grammar. New York Times. https://www.nytimes.com/roomfordebate/2012/08/13/is-our-children-learning-enough-grammar-to-get-hired/good-applicants-with-bad-grammar Rushkoff, D. (2013, January 30). Its not just grammar: Its clear thinking. New York Times. https://www.nytimes.com/roomfordebate/2012/08/13/is-our-children-learning-enough-grammar-to-get-hired/its-not-just-grammar-its-clear-thinking Haussamen, B. (2012, August 13). What good writing indicates, and doesnt. New York Times. https://www.nytimes.com/roomfordebate/2012/08/13/is-our-children-learning-enough-grammar-to-get-hired/what-good-writing-indicates-and-doesnt Truss, L. (2012, August 13).The harm when schools play down grammar. New York Times. https://www.nytimes.com/roomfordebate/2012/08/13/is-our-children-learning-enough-grammar-to-get-hired/the-harm-when-schools-play-down-grammar Challenger, J. (2012, August 13). Consider the candidate and the position. New York Times. https://www.nytimes.com/roomfordebate/2012/08/13/is-our-children-learning-enough-grammar-to-get-hired/consider-the-candidate-and-the-position
Reflect on the assigned readings listed above for this week and the debate around grammar and professionalism. Then, write 2-3 paragraphs where you: (1) identify the reading selection that most resonated with you and why (2) outline and justify your perspective on whether grammar should play a role in hiring and other professional decisions (3) explain how your core values affect your perspective on language and power (4) demonstrate proper verb tense and subject-verb agreement, along with the other grammar and writing skills covered so far in the course
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