ENGLISH GRAMMAR FOR THE UTTERLY CONFUSED
This is a ENGLISH GRAMMAR BOOK. Ihave the world’s nicest students. They are polite, earnest, and sweet. They are fun to talk to and a delight to teach. Unfortunately, many of them are ill-prepared for college. They are not ready for the onslaught of work and do not know how to write. Many have not been taught grammar, usage, or mechanics.
After interviewing students across the country—including many at the nation’s top schools—I have come to realize that this dilemma is not unique to my students. Far from it. Worst of all, a distressing number of students believe they cannot succeed. They have been shaken by years of low grades or grade inflation that results in artificially-raised scores.
This book is designed to help all students master the basics of English grammar that they need to succeed in their studies. Best of all, when students understand the underpinnings of our language, learning will be fun—as it should be.
—LAURIE ROZAKIS, PH.D.
FARMINGDALE STATE COLLEGE