Guide to Grammar and Writing
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David Shingleton (Consultant)
Sybil La Cartney (Consultant)
Jessica Hoover (Faculty)
John Sullivan (Faculty)
This is a great site with a lot of useful materials; however, over the past year, quizzes and presentations have stopped working, so it may not be maintained any longer.
shihua li (Faculty)
I found this website quite useful for writing teachers at college level. They could use this website as a resource when they prepare their lessons. There are many subtopics related to English grammar and writing tips. Teachers can choose from a large of pool of resources but sometimes I found reading so many entries from the dropdown menu and pick those I want was not always an easy job.
Some links are no longer available.
Kaitlin Schlicht (Student)
Shonda Agbor (Student)
This is a wonderful tool for teaching and learning grammar and writing. I will definitely return to this one.
Elizabeth Homan (Student)
I could see using this for grammar mini-lessons in writing classes or secondary English classes. I wouldn't want to spend too much of my time using it -- grammar is best taught in context, after all -- but it provides some good quick look-up resources for students and teachers
Mary Kaye Hooker (Librarian)
This is an excellent resource; however, in the section on vocabulary some links are dead with a bit of research needed to find their new homes. Other links for vocabulary do not represent the new words over the last ten years. Even a site for academic vocabulary was last updated in 2003 so newer terms such as multimodal and information literacy are not represented. I do strongly recommend the sections on grammar and writing.
This would be an excellent site for some eager soul to update.
maurisa riley (Faculty)
The different electronic information is wonderful. I could definitely use the different information in a computer lab setting or using an individual computer along with a projection screen.
Marcia Neudigate (Faculty)
Glen Southergill (Student)
Judy Grace (Faculty)
Nancy Veiga (Faculty)
Rebecca Wall (Faculty)
The site's design makes it easy for instructors to give students URLs for specific grammatical concepts and usage rules to be reviewed (or learned for the first time). Clear explanations are followed by interactive exercises that illustrate the concepts and test students' understanding. My honors composition students frequently report not only that they really like the immediate feedback but also that the first interactive exercise makes them more attentive to material they thought they understood. Finding links to recommend is made simple by the site's search engine, index, and drop-down menus.
Those who know what they want to look up will find the site relatively easy to use, although its size and complexity can make it hard to be sure one has found the best available section for the purpose. My only reservation about the site's helpfulness for general users is that it may be hard to look up a rule if one does not know what an error is called--but that is a problem common to reference works on this subject.
Patti DiMond (Faculty)
Writing class at the university freshman level. I used this site extensively
for its fun, educational exercises dealing with pronoun case, adjectives and
adverbs, and modifiers. The materials were helpful for students as they
contributed to what we had addressed in class. Their learning was enhanced
because they liked using the computer and said the exercises were better than
doing in-class worksheets.