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The Truth About the English Language

Written by James Madison High School on Tuesday, 20 December 2016. Posted in Academic Advice

The Truth About the English Language

If you grew up speaking English, you probably feel like you know how to speak and write English well. Most high school students, including online homeschool students, believe that their extensive use of social media makes their English sufficient for their career goals. The truth is, this is not always the case.

Think about how you text your friends. We constantly use abbreviations, and while this works for informal texts to friends, it is not enough for college work or a professional career. In a professional setting, there is proper email English etiquette. Most employers will not accept an “OMG” in a resume, or business-to-business email.

Learning English properly online has many benefits

It’s easy to get into a habit of speaking very casually around people. Sometimes, you’ll even hear people say “LOL” or “OMG” in conversation. It’s important to remember that these are acronyms, and should only be used around friends in informal settings.

The problem is, some people have a hard time dropping these habits while in more formal settings. A well-structured online English course can help teach you how to speak and write professionally for when you head off into the workplace.

The online English courses at James Madison High School can be taken on your own time, at your own pace. You just need to decide which track you should take.

James Madison High School offers online English courses that dive deep into proper English, covering literature, grammar and composition for those interested in later pursuing their college degree.

Classical and contemporary non-fiction is a big part of the English language. Studying poetry, short stories, drama and novels will give you an appreciation for the English language and increase your command of it in conversation. This will also help you communicate more effectively in your chosen career, which is a huge benefit. All of this is included in the James Madison college preparation English course.

The course comes with access to certified teachers and academic advisors that can give you the support and encouragement you need to succeed.

So why wait? Enroll today.

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