Why is the knowledge of Russian so important?Each of us passed or will have to pass an examination in Russian. By examinations I mean both school tests and the final tests in the 9th and 11th grades. Russian language is considered an obligatory subject which is necessary for getting a high-school diploma. Without passing an exam in Russian one cannot either finish the secondary school or enter any university. Getting the highest mark on this subject means a greater chance to enter a university.
That is why neglecting Russian reduces your chances to get higher education. This subject should be given a lot of attention which is impossible without using special literature.The literature on the subject is scientific, that is, it contains a lot of long complex sentences with the main clause accompanied by several subordinate ones. Besides, it is crammed with numerous specific terms.
While studying Russian you will certainly need dictionaries and reference books which are absolutely necessary for reading, understanding, let alone, writing various papers.
Simply speaking, you must be able to analyze difficult scientific texts, single out the main idea. When writing papers, you should learn to express thoughts with your own words and in the correct order. But to master these skills you must first master the rules of the literary language.
Just imagine, you have graduated from the university and are applying for a job. This may become your first test in Russian because an illiterately completed application form can be the reason for refusal of employment.
You can hardly find an employer who would gladly take on an illiterate employee. If you want to do a decent job, first learn to articulate correctly your thoughts. If you want to be a manager and work with people, learn to stress words correctly and not to use inappropriate vocabulary. Literate people with good knowledge of Russian are sure to have a greater chance for a good job.
An illiterate person can hardly become a good specialist in any branch. But by literacy I mean not only the knowledge of spelling. Nowadays computers can cope with any problems in this field highlighting the misspelled words. All you need to do is to click “check spelling”.
But literacy includes not only spelling and punctuation.Clever thoughts and interesting ideas should be worded understandably. If, despite all your skills, you can’t make yourself understandable, your colleagues will find it difficult to work with you.
Thus, the opportunities of a literate person are much greater. The better you know your mother tongue, the easier you will learn a foreign language. Russian and other European languages have much in common, this concerns both grammar and vocabulary.