I know that I have better writing skills than a lot of people. I have always been a fan of language. That may come from my childhood. My parents learned English as their second language. They took great pride in being able to speak correctly, despite their heavy European accent, and great pride in their children not being looked upon as "children of immigrants."
I also know that many people have difficulty with language. I know three dyslexics (four if you count Endiku ). One is a teenager, one is 40 and one is 50. Not one of them can compose a proper letter without assistance. The 40 and 50 year olds can make it work. The teenager has decided he can't do it. He has basically built himself a mental wall and, IMO, will not improve at all until he is willing to exert some extreme effort and diligence. Too bad, because he's as smart as a whip. Then we see Endiku who has invested some serious time and effort into being able to communicate well. Granted that Endiku must be an over-achiever as evidenced from how much she does for herself and the world around her, but nonetheless, it shows what determination can accomplish.
But, honest-to-purple-frogs, I am tired of posts that are multiple lines of run-on sentences. I have tried to read them. I have tried to understand them, but I just can't. So now I'm the one giving up. How is that right?
More importantly, how do we help fix this? I surely don't know. I have tried working with the aforementioned teenager. We had real success but it was hours and hours of work over several months. That just isn't going to happen on an open forum.
Nyaaat. Rant over. I feel better now.