Re: My failed attempt to change TCEC NN clone rules
Posted: Wed Sep 25, 2019 1:16 pm
+1mhull wrote: ↑Wed Sep 25, 2019 12:57 pmGood writing helps everywhere. It helps at work whether in business communication or writing documentation. The longer the composition, the more important the quality of your writing. If your writing is poor, people's opinion of you will reflect that. It can make the difference between getting a promotion, a pay bonus or a pay raise. It's a reflection on how much you care about the quality of your work, which includes writing. Words fitly written can make all the difference in convincing people regarding important issues.Ovyron wrote: ↑Tue Sep 24, 2019 7:06 pmNah, if they wanted that you'd have been asked about what was your favorite movie, and if you disliked some parts of it and stuff like that, some creative process, not force you to watch some movie and tell what it was about.
The problem with a movie summary is that there's some expected standard, and kids are expected to follow it as close as possible. The professor has watched the movie and has interpreted what's it about, and kids are judged about how close they can be to this summary on the professor's head. It doesn't allow a different interpretation of the movie.
Also, it'll mostly focus on good orthography and grammar, the professor will be quick to point out any mistake, as if how things were written was more important than what was written. Even though outside school these abilities aren't useful in life.
I really want to ask anybody reading this if improving their writing skills has helped them in their life. In my experience, as someone that had to learn English as a second language by myself (because my country is the definition of failure when trying to do it, with most of my teachers having a poorer English than me), comparing what I'm typing now to what I used to type back in 2001, which would have 3 or more mistakes per paragraph, and stuff like "thanks for read", the only benefit whatsoever I've seen is fewer people correcting me. That's all. From the get-go I was able to communicate, people correcting me were able to do so because they already knew what I wanted to say, and the "correct" way of saying it.
The only thing people with high writing skills can do is correcting mistakes in what other people say, the amount of misunderstandings remain about the same. It's yet another example of school teaching you something that is only useful in school.