Good Grammar for Students

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Overview

Many students set out in further and higher education with little grounding in the skills required for academic writing. This practical guide will give students a command of grammar, spelling and punctuation, enabling them to improve the quality and accuracy of their writing. The book includes:

- the basics of English grammar - how sentences are structured;

- help with spelling and punctuation;

- tips on avoiding the most common mistakes and pitfalls;

- advice on how students can improve their writing in essays, reports and projects.

The book is packed with examples to illustrate points and highlight good and bad practice, and contains handy tips and student exercises.

An indispensable companion for undergraduate students on any Social Science, Humanities or Arts degree course, Good Grammar for Students is also an ideal text for Study Skills modules at first year undergraduate level across the social sciences.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781412902038
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 10/28/2005
  • Series: SAGE Essential Study Skills Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 166
  • Product dimensions: 5.83 (w) x 8.27 (h) x 0.35 (d)

Meet the Author

Howard Jackson is Professor of English Language & Linguistics and Associate Dean of the Faculty of Law, Humanities & Social Sciences, at the University of Central England in Birmingham

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Table of Contents

What Do we Mean by 'Grammar' - Good and Bad?
Some Basic Terminology
Matching the Bits
Clauses - Main and Subordinate
Sentence Arrangements
Sentences into Texts
Getting your Point Across
Why Can't I Rely on my Computer's Grammar Checker?
Spelling and Punctuation
Where to Go for Further Information

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