show you Internet sites that have cool tools to study grammar (interactive quizzes
and PowerPoint Presentations) as well as sites that have handouts that you can
printout for yourselves. You'll get suggestions on strategies to overcome common
grammar errors -- no magic pills, just a couple of ways to work smarter.
October 5, 2016
Lama 118 (Library)
12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
Pay attention to comments on your papers- For instance, if your instructor writes "fragment" on
your paper, find out what a fragment is.
Unclear Pronoun Reference
and Comma Splices
Shift in Person
Misplaced and Dangling Modifiers
problems -- Confused Words
Worksheet of Common Errors -- Good Rules, Bad Writing -- Word Document or pdf file
Online Rules, Videos, PowerPoints, Interactive Quizzes
| Fun Stuff
Grammar Girl’s Quick and Dirty Tricks for Better Writing
If you like to learn grammar in fun small doses and find the answers to common questions such as whether you should use “who” or “that” for animals and people, you can go to the website or to iTunes and download Grammar Girl podcasts
Learn a new word a day or lookup words in different languages. You can choose a British or American English dictionary
Using your grammar and vocabulary knowledge for a good cause. Every time you get a correct answer, Free Rice donates 10 grains of rice to the World Food Programme to help end hunger.
Choose the Grammar category to test your grammar knowledge. Choose the Vocabulary category to test your vocabulary knowledge.
Tips on How to Improve Your Writing
- Know your own common errors
- Target one kind of error at a time.
- Practice fixing your errors and revising your sentences.
- Learn how to combine sentences effectively
- Don’t give up. It takes a long time to overcome bad habits.
- Read a lot. Reading good writing helps improve your vocabulary and awareness of the craft of writing.