Why Grammar Important. Does it really matter if you miss a few commas or apostrophes now and then? Misspell a word here and there? Yes, it does matter . Here's why…. First Reason. 1. Poor Grades
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Does it really matter if you miss a few commas or apostrophes now and then? Misspell a word here and there? Yes, it does matter. Here's why…
1. Poor Grades
Poor grammar and spelling usually conveys a lack of attention to detail. In a competitive academic environment, you need every advantage you can get in order to stay ahead of the curve. Don’t let silly mistakes slow you down!
2. Lack of Clarity
Improper grammar can lead to major confusion. For example, take the classic example of “a panda eats shoots and leaves.” The true meaning is unknown unless you use commas. “A panda eats shoots and leaves,” describes a panda’s diet. Whereas, “a panda eats, shoots, and leaves,” describes unusually violent behavior for a panda! And if you write “a panda eat, shoots and leaves,” then you don’t know what’s going on at all.
Mechanics may not seem like a big deal until you realize how badly communication can go awry... which leads to...
3. Real-World Consequences
Grammatical errors can be embarrassing, and sometimes costly. Studies show that spelling and mechanical errors reduce the reader’s opinion of the writer. That’s not just bad news for students, who get penalized for it. There are other real-world consequences: writing mistakes can cost you job interviews, program applications, or even promotions. A reputation for shoddy grammar damages your professional image.