New Study Reveals Kentuckians Struggle With Basic Grammar & Punctuation
Have you always struggled with writing, along with punctuation and grammar? Do you have problems professionally writing emails? You're not alone, especially if you live in Kentucky based on this new study.
If you struggle with dysgraphia, understandably, correct grammar and punctuation won't come easily. It can be hard to get your message across without being misunderstood. I was fortunate to grow up during a time when writing and reading were a big part of education. Many schools have removed handwriting instruction over the last decade. Cursive is all but obsolete. Because of the increasing use of technology, many think handwriting is a thing of the past. I couldn't disagree more! Especially if you're looking for a job. It can make or break a first impression of your resume. Good grammar is essential in the workplace. Whether you're emailing, texting, or tweeting, most jobs require strong communication skills. I'm not perfect, but I strive to be a better writer. Luckily, there are tools to help.
KENTUCKY STRUGGLES WITH GRAMMAR & PUNCTUATION
In a new study from Preply, Kentucky ranks among the worst in grammar and punctuation.
In this study, we quizzed Americans’ overall grammar, spelling, and punctuation skills. We then found the average state score and scaled the scores from 0-100.
Coming out on top, the only states to receive an A on the quiz were California (92.1), Connecticut (91.3), and Georgia (90.5). A majority of states received a B on the quiz, with only one state — Virginia (79.8) — receiving a C.
Americans particularly struggled to understand when to use “me” or “I.” For example, the majority of respondents selected “me” instead of “I” in the following sentence: “The baker told Kim and __ to come back around noon.”
• Kentucky had the 2nd lowest grammar scores in the U.S. with a score of 79.
• Kentucky had the 5th lowest number of grammar geeks with an average test score of 82.8.
• Kentucky ranks as the #5 state that needs more grammar training.
• Kentucky had the 6th lowest punctuation test scores in the U.S. with a score of 77.7.
I just took the quiz and didn't do as well as I thought I would! I only got 21 questions right out of 27. How did you do?