Come on, be honest. Did anyone know really know what an auxiliary verb was prior to reading the Chicago Manual of Style? If I can be so forthcoming, then I would have to admit that the only other time I heard the phrase, “Oxford comma,” was in the Vampire Weekend song.
PTC624 has opened a door to a world I feel like I should have already explored.I can even swear that this world – the World of Words – sounds like a text book that I covered with a brown paper bag in grade school.
Fortunately, I have a great role models and resources.
Resources. I’ve never been so engaged with textbooks as I have been lately. As well, it has been quite some time since I worked on homework or any assignment without a computer in front of me. So much to learn, and I don’t even think I did the assignment correctly.
Role models. The recorded lectures are more interesting than anything I could watch on TV (maybe, except for the Walking Dead, or Dexter, or … okay but those shows have excellent writing and there is a direct relationship to great editing). Even more important are my peers, who write so well and polish their work better than the best shoeshiners.
More than a month after starting this course, I have a lot to learn before my work is as polished.