The wait is over! Hawkes’ Reading & Writing Handbook for the College Student, now with updated APA and MLA guidelines, is here. The 2nd Edition takes a clean, easy-to-use approach toward developing students’ skills. Colorful icons, clear organization, and large fonts guide students through complex reading and writing topics in a user-friendly manner. This portable … Continue reading Now Available: Reading & Writing Handbook for the College Student, 2nd Edition
How do you ensure your students don't get spooked by grammar? For many students, the rigidity of grammar instruction feels like a nightmare. Here are a few ways to make it less scary: Keep It Relevant. Many viral memes focus on hilarious grammatical errors. Compile a simple slideshow of them and discuss why grammar is … Continue reading 🎃4 ways to make grammar less scary🎃
Do your students think good grammar is important? They might after reading these stats: Passed over for promotions: A study found that employees who didn’t get promoted to director-level positions within 10 years made 2.5 times as many grammatical mistakes as the individuals who did achieve such positions. (Learn more.) Love lost: The online dating site Zoosk … Continue reading Cover key grammar concepts with instructor-written workbook
Save class time and identify individual areas of weakness for remediation with Hawkes Learning's free grammar diagnostic test! Click through a demonstration of the test at your own pace. This 50-question assessment identifies areas of proficiency and specific knowledge gaps for individual students. A customized curriculum is developed for each student to strengthen their grammar skills and eliminate those errors … Continue reading Use this grammar diagnostic test to target which lessons students must master.
What are your thoughts on techspeak? Do you think it hurts students' understanding of grammar and the ability to write strong sentences, or do you feel it engages them positively with writing more frequently than other styles? Check out the infographic from onlinecollege.org, and let us know what you think! Does Texting Hurt Your Grammar?. … Continue reading How Texting Affects Grammar: An Infographic