Grammar resources

The Web provides a number of helpful sites that can help you with your grammar skills.

NewsU – Free online training courses developed by the Poynter Institute for Media Studies. These courses are used by media professionals and college and high school students. A great resource. We are requiring you to complete “Cleaning Your Copy.” http://newsu.org

National Punctuation Day – Handy reference to rules for various punctuation forms. The site also includes some funny T-shirts with grammar humor.
http://nationalpunctuationday.com/

Online Writing Lab at Purdue (OWL) – The site provides exercises on grammar and punctuation. https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/section/1/

Grammar Girl’s Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing
Grammar Girl also has a free podcast that you can download from iTunes. You can select the grammar tips that you would like to listen to. Her podcasts can be a great way of reviewing grammar issues while you wait for the bus or for class to start. Be sure to follow her on Twitter, as she provides useful tips — @GrammarGirl

The Writing Center at the University of North Carolina – Site is designed for assisting students in English classes. Check the comma link and the FANBOY tips for using commas.
http://www.unc.edu/depts/wcweb/handouts/

Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary and Thesaurus
http://www.m-w.com/