Careers and Grammar

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Have students contact a professional in their field or future career, using the resources of your campus’s career center if needed. Ask students to conduct a brief e-mail interview of no more than five questions asking the professional about how much writing she or he does in the workplace and whether or not grammar matters in the field.
About the Author
Barclay Barrios is an Associate Professor of English and Director of Writing Programs at Florida Atlantic University, where he teaches freshman composition and graduate courses in composition methodology and theory, rhetorics of the world wide web, and composing digital identities. He was Director of Instructional Technology at Rutgers University and currently serves on the board of Pedagogy. Barrios is a frequent presenter at professional conferences, and the author of Emerging.