Created by Matt Colburn and Colleen King
Follow these steps:
1. Watch this video:
2. Take the Grammar Diagnostic. This test will “diagnose” your grammar issues by showing you your strengths and weaknesses and telling you how to improve. Save your progress by printing the test as a PDF and emailing it to yourself.
3. Each test question shows a rule number and letter next to it. This code is a reference to the numbering system used by Rules for Writers by Diana Hacker. Write down or type up the number and letter attached to each question you missed (e.g. 20a, 19c, etc.)
4. Refer to the rules listed below and watch the videos for rules you did not understand. Refer to Rules for Writers, the text which these tests reference, as needed.
5. After watching the video for a given rule, complete the test related to that rule.
Reference Book: Rules for Writers by Diana Hacker
Parts of speech (46)
The apostrophe (36)
Sentence fragments (19)
Run-on sentences (20)
Subject-verb agreement (21)
Dangling modifiers (12e)
The comma (32) &
Unnecessary commas (33)
Subordinate Clauses (48e)
Sentence Structure (30)
The Hyphen (44)
Pronoun Antecedent Agreement (22)