Why are avid readers often great writers?
The writing of the past informs writers today, showing them the importance of utilizing writing techniques, not simply putting ideas on a page.
Why is the emphasis on English being downplayed in most educational institutions today, and how does this effect the students who are graduating?
The focus has been primarily on maintaining a high number of graduates, regardless of their mastery of English grammar, spelling, and punctuation. As a result, many high school graduates are not prepared to present themselves intelligently as they seek employment or apply to colleges.
How has communication without and with technology affected the way the last several generations have communicated with regard to style and business methods?
Without technology, difficulties of communication helped to create the old-school, corporate style and business methods of the late 19th century. The opposite is true today, as seen in employee-friendly companies run by young, tech savvy women and men.