If you think grammar is “old school” and doesn’t matter, consider all the writing people do these days with blogs, email, Facebook and Twitter – not to mention college papers, professional writing, office memos and those endless online job applications. Everyone is writing more and more, and the writing that grabs our attention is not awkward and embarrassing but clear and solid – written by people who understand grammar. Whether grammar is your delight or your dilemmaor your nightmare, this book is your guide to safe harbor. The Professional Clamdigging approach makes the solemn and practical pledge that you’ll never learn a single snippet of grammar without seeing how it solves a writing issue. Choosing between I feel ‘bad’ and I feel ‘badly’ is impossible if you don’t know how action verbs and linking verbs operate. Don’t know an adverb move from a bluegrass groove? Don’t know if you should say ‘me’ or ‘I’? You’ve come to the right place. Steven Lund has been teaching grammar and writing skills for 40 years – the past 29 at Dallas Lutheran School. He has taught just about every kind of audience there is: high school, community college, university, ESL, adult – even minimum security prison students! He and his wife, Kelly, and their grown children, live in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Here is what former Clamdiggers have to say about the book: “I’ve never seen another grammar curriculum so effective in instilling and sustaining strong grammar skills in students.” Christine Roberson - High School English Teacher. “The rules were catchy and easy to remember. Before Clamdigging, I was the worst at punctuation. The way Mr. Lund set the grammar up was so fun and easy.” Evelyn Stainbrook - Design Consultant. “In today’s world of text messages and quick communications, there is no doubt that an emphasis on correct grammar is lacking. I strongly believe that Clamdigging is a tool that can assist in making proper grammar a subject that is not only easy to comprehend, but interesting for all.” Jonathan Allmon - Marketing Manager. “The beauty of this book is that unlike other grammar books, it instantly disarms the students’ fears and calms their anxieties.” Chris Capehart - Writer/Editor. “[Clamdigging] would also be great for homeschooling students because they could do most of it on their own. Anyone could teach from this book because it is so straightforward and clear.” Dee Ann Freeman - Career Counselor. “I didn't realize just how valuable the "Guide to Professional Clamdigging" was until I started teaching creative writing to college students and saw their grammar... These weren't dumb kids, but their grammar was abysmal. Thank goodness for "Clamdigging" or I probably would have been in the same situation.” David Afsharirad - College Creative Writing Instructor. “My mother, who is not a native English speaker, has been using it to improve her English and even now I sometimes peruse Clamdigging just for fun. When is the last time you read your high school English and Grammar book for fun?” Dolores Henry, University Activities Coordinator.
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About the Author
Steven Lund has been teaching grammar and writing skills for 40 years - the past 29 years at Dallas Lutheran School. He has taught just about every kind of audience you can ask for: High School, Jr College, University, ESL, adult - even minimum security prison students! He and his wife, Kelly, and their grown children, live in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.