Critical Thinking & Information Literacy
Across the Curriculum
Individual Web Grammar Exercises
you be doing?
You have recently received comments from Robin or
Anne regarding a specific grammar error that you have been making in your
papers. Since everyone has a different area they need to focus on, this project
allows you to tailor your study time to your specific problem.
using some Web resources, which we've listed below, to do your work. We're going
to send you to sites that have exercises for common grammar problems. You should
plan to bring your Hacker book with you to help with explanations of the
problems. Your task is to go to the site(s) that address your specific problem
and to do the exercises.
After you complete the exercises, prepare a
paragraph explaining how useful (or not useful) the sites were for you. What did
you learn? What do you still need to work on?
You can get to these sites either by typing the specific site's URL directly
into your browser or by going to the BC Writing Lab on the Web (http://bellevuecollege.edu/asc/writing/links/)
and clicking the links to these sites.
Big Dog's Down and Dirty Grammar http://gabiscott.com/bigdog/index.htm This
site has exercises for almost everything:sentence fragments, comma
splices and fused sentences, subject/verb agreement, pronoun agreement, and
Interactive Quizzes and Lessons http://www.englishlearner.com/tests/test.html From
this site, scroll down to the "Intermediate" section, where you will find
quizzes onpreposition usage. There are also several other
quizzes, includingverb form, verb tense, and many other common
ESL problems. Exploring here is very worthwhile!
Self-Study Quizzes for ESL Students http://www.aitech.ac.jp/~iteslj/quizzes/index.html This
site has exercises forarticles, determiners, participial verb
forms, and many other common ESL problems. Exploring here is
interesting-some of the exercises are great; others are in questionable