A Basic Grammar Review for Anyone Wanting to Present Ideas Clearly

Grammar ReviewA few months ago, I wrote a post about my experiences teaching writing to a team of engineers. The class reminded me just how many smart, capable people out there simply haven’t had a grammar review in a couple decades and it inspired me to create a downloadable grammar review for anyone looking to brush up on their core writing skills.

I am super excited to announce that, as of today, it’s done! Simply fill out the form below and I will send you your free copy. You can use it yourself, or slip it under a colleague’s door as a sort of anonymous tip that their writing could use a little polish. I would advise not handing it directly to your boss, but you know, that’s your call.

About the Title

In 2013, a writer named Ben Yagoda wrote an article in The Wall Street Journal in which he lamented his students’ efforts to write beautifully. He was frustrated by florid prose that said nothing, and he responded: “I propose a more modest aim: not writing badly.”

So there you have it. Good grammar for clear communication.

Grammar Review

Here’s a brief outline of what’s included:
Abbreviations
Formatting Numbers
Commonly Misused Words
Basic Punctuation
Sentence Structure

Over the next few weeks, I’m planning to post about each of these topics in turn, giving each its own due, so if you’d rather not subscribe to my email list, you can just check back here for a weekly dose of word nerdery.

I’m also considering creating an grammar review infographic that could be printed out and referenced at a glance, but it’s a lot of material to try to squeeze onto one page… If that sort of thing would be of interest, please let me know. If I get enough interest, I’ll make it happen.

I hope you find this grammar review helpful. Enjoy!

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5 Responses to A Basic Grammar Review for Anyone Wanting to Present Ideas Clearly

  1. NotImportant August 12, 2017 at 11:48 pm #

    April, the form is being blocked by adblocker (it’s treated as ad). I couldn’t see it either until I disabled the adblocker. Hope that helps.

    • April August 14, 2017 at 12:19 pm #

      Thanks! That’s really helpful. I’m not sure how to prevent that, but I’ll look into it.

  2. Dan January 23, 2017 at 12:20 pm #

    Sorry I can’t actually see the form to fill in.

    • April Davila January 24, 2017 at 6:51 am #

      Hi, Dan,
      It’s there at the bottom of the post, before the tags. I can email the guide to you, but I’d like to figure out why you can’t see the form. What browser are you in?

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