CMSI 401: Basic Grammar for Successful Writing

Grammar Hints Rationale

When you are writing your homework, or if you decide to do a term paper for your semester project, or even if you are writing comments in your JavaScript, html, or CSS code, you will need to observe the proper rules of basic grammar. If you do not, you will get a lower grade. Your homework is not just about getting the right answers; it is also about expressing yourself. This fact will become especially apparent when you are writing answers to the Social Issues questions from the textbook.

To assist you in getting the best possible grades, expressing your thoughts in correct English grammar, and making sure that you are able to make yourself understood to the best of your ability, here are a few helpful hints from the resident Grammar Nazi.

Remember that English is tricky — it can be taught and learned through tough, thorough thought, though.

Common Grammar Errors