Grammar Girl Presents the Ultimate Writing Guide for Students

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Macmillan, Jul 5, 2011 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 294 pages
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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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User Review  - Tables - LibraryThing

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. Read full review

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User Review  - amclellan0908 - LibraryThing

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 ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction Grammar Schmammar
1
Chapter One Parts of Speech
3
Chapter Two Sentenced for Life
55
Chapter Three Punch Up Your Punctuation
91
Chapter Four Quick and Dirty Tips
157
Chapter Five Your Right to Write
209
Appendix
255
Quick and Dirty Grammar at a Glance
275
Glossary
279
Bibliography
283
Acknowledgments
285
Index
287
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Mignon Fogarty, the creator of Grammar Girl and the founder of the Quick and Dirty Tips Network, is also the author of the bestselling GRAMMAR GIRL'S QUICK AND DIRTY TIPS FOR BETTER WRITING and THE GRAMMAR DEVOTIONAL. She lives in Reno, Nevada. http://grammar.quickanddirtytips.com

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