I’m tired of all these potential employers that stay giving grammar tests that are flawed. (Especially, the punctuation section.) It makes me want to write notes all over the test to correct their biases. Plus, how are you going to give me a grammar test where half of all the answers are wrong? Seriously?! I just really wanna whip out my wallet-sized, laminated copy of my degree and say, “I’m a linguist. This test is completely wrong and here’s why.” And then go though it with them.
I’ve realized that studying linguistics has totally messed up my judgement of ‘good’ and ‘bad’ grammar since you discover that such concepts don’t actually exist. And it takes me a minute to remember how to think like a teacher (I tutor kids in my church and family members.).
Le sigh.October 11th, 2012 5 notes #employment #grammar #english #personal #grammar tests #language #job search