Wednesday, March 07, 2012

Some websites

Following are some websites in which students can find explanations and examples of a wide array of grammar and writing topics:

Guide to Grammar and Writing: Use the Word & Sentence Level menu to find information about parts of speech, punctuation, etc. Use the Paragraph Level menu to find help with very common writing problems that middle school, high school, and college students usually have. Use the Essay & Research Paper Level menu to find topics relating to the writing of entire papers, no matter what the length; this section also includes links to MLA and APA guidelines for paper formatting, citing sources, etc. Sometimes, an easier way to navigate this website is to use the INDEX

TeachRo's Grammar, Diagramming, and Writing website: This is an English teacher's collection of her own explanations and examples of a large number of topics, including writing needs, grammar, and how to diagram sentences with different characteristics. She is always adding to this, so if you try it out but don't find what you need, be sure to check back in a couple of weeks or so.

English Grammar and How to Write Better: This is an amazing website that is very straightforward. "Stop. Writing. Junk." There are very obvious links right under the title of the website - these lead to a wide variety of grammar and writing topics, including adjectives, adverbs, nouns, prepositions, verbs, how to write better, and on and on. Lots of good help here.

HyperGrammar: From a university in Ottawa, Canada, this is a very easy website to navigate. Just use the list on the left for whatever topic you need help with - from grammatical items to writing concerns.

Grammar Bytes: This is a terrific website with two sections - one for explanations and one for practice (exercises). Try it. It's wonderful!

LEO: The Write Place Catalogue: Here's another from a university (St. Cloud State in Minnesota) that is magnificent. It includes links to explanations and examples of just about everything - from grammatical topics to thesis statements to introductions and conclusions ... and everything in between.

Try them. You'll like them. And be sure to post in the comments if you have questions.

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