Many instructors perceive that they should spend considerable time teaching correct grammar and usage. Studies tell us, however, that spending lots of time on explicit grammar instruction is less effective than brief and focused work on "surface" issues in the writing in which students are currently engaged and at an appropriate time in the process.
In this section, we provide resources on how to teach grammar and mechanics in courses across the curriculum.
High Order Concerns and Low Order Concerns (OWL Purdue)
Overcoming Writing Errors (University of Hawaii, Mānoa)
Proofreading Strategies (OWL Purdue)
Proofreading for Errors (OWL Purdue)
... for student writers
Students can find out about one-to-one consultations and download handouts about style & grammar, punctuation, the writing process, and documentation.