3 Tips for Choosing the Correct Grammar Textbook

Joyce Cain

Joyce Cain

If students are going to be able to use the grammar they learn in real world contexts, their grammar textbook has to provide realistic practice. There are a number of features I look for in a grammar textbook (or in a supplemental grammar text for a writing class); I also examine the variety of ways the textbook can be used to improve students’ grammar and writing skills at the same time.

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Using Communicative Methods to Teach Editing

Joyce Cain

Joyce Cain

When writing language textbooks, authors take into consideration real world tasks that students need to accomplish and develop exercises and materials that they feel will best help students master the language necessary to be successful in these real world settings. This, too, was my goal in writing Grammar for Writing. Students in an academic or professional setting must produce written discourse that their professors or colleagues are able to understand.

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