Discussion in 'New Member Board' started by nmccoart5, Aug 15, 2008.
Has Control Booth turned into an English lesson? Tell us what you think!
Re: Control Booth: Tech. Forum or English Class??
I think spelling terms and pieces of equipment correctly is kinda important. When I see people write Leco I know they don't know very much.
CB: Tech. Form or English Class
A fair and valid point was raised by nmccoart5. Since I can't add a poll to his thread, I'm merging his comments into this one.
Whatever the results, this doesn't mean in anyway [sic] that I'm going to stop playing Grammar Cop.
relay your ideas or translate mental images into verbal < written> ones, then you will have a difficult time advancing in your career. Not too long ago I sat on a board at a local Community College. We were saddle with reviewing core and area specific educational requirements in several Liberal Arts degree areas. I was the Hard Ass on the panel. I was the one requiring more Mathematics and English Skills in order to graduate with a Theatre degree, even one in "just tech". I am often truly alarmed at the gaping holes in some applicants education and at their inability to properly express themselves.
So, to sum up, We might occasionally jump on folks heads but it's for the better good. I'm a carp I'll build you a bridge and you can get over it.
Always double check any official documents you're sending out like resumés, cover letters, etc.. Feel free to have friends and family glance over them too, because a fresh set of eyes can really help.
However, it's important to get into the mindset of putting your best foot forward, and, as "all the world's a stage", why not start here?
Quoting me? Muahahaaaa...
I think we should continue having our grammar cops. It's important to teach people mild literacy. However, if it's someone's first post here, a simple reminder that we enjoy the use of the shift key and proper punctuation will suffice. I don't think we need to tackle the newbies and beat them too soon, though later...
Naturally, if it's a technical term, correct it. We're here to help each other out, not to establish a sense of elitist (although we may be!) technicians vs uneducated, untouchable "techies".
Oh, and nice vote in the Poll, Derek.
Now see, right there--that's my predicament. Should I?; or shouldn't I?; call attention to the error? In no way trying to be more grammatical than thou... (thee?)
Maybe we could add a little link below every post that says, "You illiterate!" and when opened lists corrections.
Please do. I want people to point out my mistakes so I don't repeat them.
express contrast." or something of that nature.... is a little rediculous.... mabye we should pay a little attention to the spell check button located at the top right of this box?????
I cannot recall a situation, ever, where I've had to use my writing skills to effectively communicate during a performance.
Now IF you're implying that it's better to say "John, go to the SL Fly Gallery and raise Lineset 27 two feet" than "Hey you, go up there and gimme another coupla feet on that one," with that I wholeheartedly agree.
I'm pretty sure I have no magic button "at the top right of this box." I use Firefox, which underlines in red words it suspects are mispelled, as I type them. I suspect most other browsers have this feature as well, and if not, why not?
"We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then, is not an act, but a habit." -Aristotle-
When we get used to typing and communicating correctly, it becomes second nature to us. It's a lesson that translates to so many areas of life.
For example: Wearing a seatbelt, using your blinker, using safety cables, saying "please" and "thank you", speaking correctly...
A little more on speaking correctly...
I'm from Texas. We're stereotyped as having a thick southern accent and using terms such as "y'all" and "fixin' to", but I can't tell you how many times I have been asked where I was from. People think I'm from the north (even people from the north!) because of the way I pronounce my words. I think it is because of sitting through so many notes sessions after rehearsals. Listening to directors stress pronunciations like "get, not git" or "many, not miny" has truly helped me become better at expressing myself - and separating myself from that redneck stereotype!
current state, the thread title does not even make sense... (Figured out my opinion on the matter yet?)
profile (trust me it happens) and sees what language your using, that job interview you were going to have might just get filled before you get there. Future employeers are starting to look at social networking sites such as facebook to see what nutjob they are about to hire.
all of this is contained in our helpful guide to spelling on controlbooth
CB: Tech. Form or English Class
It's two sentences and also a poor lexical clause.
[user]Sean[/user] has cited the mispellings. The first sentence above falls into the category of run-on. Regarding the second: proper names are capitalized. Third: sentences begin with a capital letter, proper names are capitalized, and end with a period. Or, in this case, as the independent clause serves to introduce the link, a colon: http://www.creativeteachingsite.com/humorgrammar.htm.
While I'm almost willing to suspect that your intentions are honorable, Hughesie, it's quite tiresome to continually edit and correct your entries in the Wiki, where grammatical errors serve to destroy the creditability of the article.
Also, I suggest that one refrain from using the royal pronoun "we" in future writings, unless one possesses a mouse in his/her pocket.
Separate names with a comma.