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Why Do I Need English?

Why do I need English?

When was the last time that you wrote something?  Perhaps it was for a class or for an employer.  But is that the only "writing" you have done?  Have you sent an email, a memo, or posted to Twitter?  We write every day—it is an integral part of our society.  This non-verbal communication, or representation of ourselves, speaks volumes about us.  In a recent study, prospective employers stated that they would not hire candidates with poor written communication skills.  These businesses did not want poor representation. 

Not only will continued writing practice improve your non-verbal communication, increasing your chances of earning the job you hope for, it will allow you to express yourself in various ways, effectively conveying multiple emotions and messages.

Questions for Critical Reading and Comprehension

Choose one of the following selections to read.  Once you have finished reading the selection, answer the questions that follow. The questions are designed to help improve critical thinking and reading across the disciplines.

"The Gift of the Magi"                               

Reading Questions for "The Gift of the Magi"

"How to Operate the Shower Curtain"  

Reading Questions for "How to Operate the Shower Curtain"


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