This review will discuss the DVD “English Grammar 2”and will explain how viewing it can play an important part in successful career progression. Good grammar is especially important for careers that require employees to interact with the public and to represent their companies.
The eyes of most people glaze over at the mere mention of grammar. That is the wrong attitude to have. They will realize the error of their attitudes if they write in a resume or say during a job interview something such as, “My co-workers and I was a good team.” Also, employees who use this type of grammar with their supervisors usually will not make favorable impressions. Even if 99% of communications are grammatically correct, the 1% of the communications that are incorrect still will be harmful to employees’ careers.
Unfortunately, too many people are not even aware of the flaws in their grammar. Carl Sandburg, a poet and Pulitzer Prize winner, once commented humerously, “I never made a mistake in grammar but one in my life and soon as I done it I seen it.”
Writers can become aware of some of their grammatical flaws by using the imperfect grammar check programs. These programs, however, will not catch all grammatical errors, and they will not be of much help in correcting such errors. Using professional resume services to create resumes can be expensive and, like the grammar check programs, will not improve the ability to speak in a grammatically correct manner during job or supervisor interviews. Knowing the rules of grammar is essential.
Not everyone has the time or money to commit to taking an English college course online or in a class with a face-to-face instructor. This 2004, 60 minute DVD, however, can quickly and cheaply help those who need a review of English grammar. Viewers can watch the DVD as often as necessary to completely review the rules of grammar.
This DVD is not a boring, talking heads production. In this DVD, there is more than enough action, graphics, and variety to capture and keep the attention of even younger viewers. This DVD will help viewers not only to improve their writing ability, but also to improve their speaking ability during interviews and on-the - job communications.
The importance of grammar was not lost on Richard Chenevix Trency, an Anglican archbishop and poet, who once said, “Grammar is the logic of speech, even as logic is the grammar of reason.”