Awesome Grammar is another book from Becky Burckmyer
that makes language arts more easily digestible. Not as playful
as Awesome Vocabulary, another book she wrote for Career
Press, this book is a straightforward look at the basic elements
of writing and common mistakes.
Burckmyer is a stickler for getting things right. But she still
maintains a sense of humor about her topic throughout the book.
The English language is complex, and sometimes learning grammar
rules can leave a student in a fog. That's not the case with Awesome
Grammar. The author's explanations and examples are clear
and simple. More important for the student, the book is interesting.
Not merely a list of grammar rules, Awesome Grammar digs
into the "why" behind the rules.
The book takes you through the parts of speech, correct usage,
and ways to "beautify" your writing. Each chapter ends with a brief
review and self-check questions to make sure you understand the
material presented. This book, which retails for $11.99, is ideal
for a refresher in English basics before moving on to composition.
It is organized in a way that makes it an excellent and easy-to-use
reference tool as well.