ENGLISH 1101 Course Materials

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Guide to Grammar and Writing


The Guide to Grammar and Writing is meant to provide some suggestions about writing in a convenient, hyperlinked format. Be warned, however, that following all these suggestions and rules about grammar and scoring 100% on all the quizzes will not guarantee good writing. The metaphor of learning to drive is a good one: knowing all the facts and rules in the manual—how far to park from a fire hydrant, how long to brake on a rainy day in Georgia—doesn't make you a good driver. Like learning to drive, learning to write is largely a matter of learning from others and, more than anything else, practicing in a safe place until you can operate with skill and confidence. Still, there are many who will write with more confidence when they know the rules. So here are some rules, some definitions, some prescriptions, some quizzes, even a place to ask questions. We hope they prove helpful.

Grammar Bytes

Grammar Bytes! features detailed explanations, with examples, of more than 60 grammatical terms and concepts including verb tense, fragment and run-on sentences, prepositional phrases, and adjectives. Users can test their knowledge of sentence structure by taking online grammar quizzes, which include printable PDF documents to record their answers. Users also have the option of clicking on a link to get an explanation for any answer. The content is well-written, and students will get an overview of many basic grammar rules.

(from the review by Common Sense Media)

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