Guide to Grammar and Writing

The Guide to Grammar and Writing contains scores of digital handouts and PowerPoints on grammar and English usage, over 170 computer-graded quizzes, and recommendations on writing. The free online guide covers everything from words and sentences to punctuation and paragraphs — as well as a peripheral section of miscellaneous information, quotations, humorous grammar goofs, and more.

A subcategory, Principles of Composition, contains digital handouts on how to get started in the writing process, how to edit and check for errors in logic, how to begin and conclude, and how to format essays and research papers. There is a separate section for several different kinds of essays (personal, descriptive, cause-and-effect, comparison/ contrast, argumentative, etc.) — and each of these sections contains at least one complete sample essay.

Dr. Charles Darling, an English professor at Capital Community College in Connecticut, developed The Guide to Grammar and Writing in 1996, originally to help his students write reports and research papers. He wanted to create a place where students could look up grammatical issues for themselves. The guide rapidly took on a life of its own, becoming wildly popular not only with the college’s students and staff, but also with the general online community.

The Guide to Grammar and Writing is sponsored by the Capital Community College Foundation, a nonprofit 501 c-3 organization that supports scholarships, faculty development, and curriculum innovation.

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