Grammar Is Not Sexy, But It Is Necessary

It’s not glamorous or sexy, as my first teaching mentor used to tell her class of freshman composition students.  It’s not luxurious or lush – but like taking out the garbage or cleaning out the cat litter or changing the oil – it’s...

Grammar Matters

I stood in front of the class while the Samoan football player with a full-ride to the University of Washington, the young woman whose family had fled Tehran, and the chair of the English department looked back at me.  “Today, we will be talking about comma...