THIS IS ONLY AN INTERPRETATION, FIVE SENTENCES AND A QUESTION IS ALL I NEED. TELL ME YOUR THOUGHTS, HAVE REFERENCES! ASK PROBING QUESTIONS AND MAKE STATEMENTS BASED OFF WHAT THEY WROTE
EXAMPLE OF INCORRECT GRAMMAR
In 2001 when I worked at Office Depot, my job was to stock supplies during the day. One day the manager displayed a memo on the board in the break room that stated “All employees must take their brakes at different times, not at the same time”. The memo should have stated”All employees must take their breaks at different times, not at the same time”. For a while it was a running joke among the employees about taking brakes. The joke was we do not work in the “Auto Depot” and steal brakes. The employees were confused and the memo was ignored until the manager changed it a few days later. After that, the manager asked the other manager’s to proofread his memos and other documents.
The manager in this case should eliminate chronic errors by proof reading his work. Johnson (2015) said the best way to learn to write more correctly is to get lots of practice in revising and proofing your work.
The manager should not rely on his computer’s spell checker but go to the dictionary if he was having trouble with certain words (Johnson, 2015). I’m not sure if the manager made a common mistake because he was in a hurry to complete his paperwork but that is not the first time he has misspelled words in his memos.
Johnson, W. A., Rettig, R. P., Scott, G. M., & Garrison, S. M. (2015). The criminal justice student writer’s manual (6th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson.
Chapter 2 “Writing Competently”