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Grammar Girl Presents the Ultimate Writing Guide for Students

by Mignon Fogarty

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I've read more entertaining grammar books, but this one is a really solid guide. I like the pop quizzes throughout the book and the quick tips section. I love the "Your Right to Write" chapter that teaches the difference between correct writing and good writing. ( )
  Tables | Jan 29, 2014 |
As stated earlier in my review of Fogarty's "Quick and Dirty," Fogarty takes grammatical issues and frames them within the context of writing. If students are ever going to remember some of the more crucial grammar rules (like where to put commas), they have to see a connection between those rules (guidelines, really) and their own writing. Grammar workbooks are (or should be) things of the past; grammar guides for students nowadays should look like Forgarty's. She takes common grammatical issues, talks (not lectures) about why it is important for a writer to know about the issue, and then provides help for student writers.

I am considering adopting this book as the official "grammar workbook" next year. This would give each student a copy to refer to throughout the year, and I can direct them to appropriate chapters based on issues I see within their writing. ( )
  amclellan0908 | Apr 29, 2012 |
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Named to the International Reading Association’s 2012 Teachers’ Choice book list
Grammar Girl Presents the Ultimate Writing Guide for Students is a complete and comprehensive guide to all things grammar from Grammar Girl, a.k.a. Mignon Fogarty, whose popular podcasts have been downloaded over twenty million times and whose first book, Grammar Girl's Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing, was a New York Times bestseller. 
For beginners to more advanced students, this guide covers it all: the parts of speech, sentences, and punctuation are all explained clearly and concisely with the warmth, wit, and accessibility Grammar Girl is known for. Pop quizzes are scattered throughout to reinforce the explanations, as well as Grammar Girl's trademark Quick and Dirty Tips—easy and fun memory tricks to help with those challenging rules.
Complete with a writing style chapter and a guide to the different kinds of writing—everything from school papers to letter writing to e-mails—this guide is sure to become the one-stop, essential book on every student's desk.

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A guide to English language grammar covers the parts of speech, sentences, and punctuation along with information on writing style and a collection of quizzes.

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