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Looking for some resource for Grammar and Vocabulary

phemrajaniphemrajani Registered User Posts: 72 Junior Member
My son will be preparing for HSPT and was looking for Grammar and Vocabulary resources to improve his skills.

Replies to: Looking for some resource for Grammar and Vocabulary

  • STEM2017STEM2017 Registered User Posts: 3,201 Senior Member
    edited June 12
    I always recommend William Strunk's classic book, The Elements of Style. It is a great start.

    Its 46 pages long, it costs $3 on Amazon,it can be read in a day, it will stay useful for a lifetime.

    It is the most impactful book on writing I have ever read.
  • ccprofandmomof2ccprofandmomof2 Registered User Posts: 301 Member
    I like the videos on The Nature of Writing website. Also, the Purdue OWL.
  • SatchelSFSatchelSF Registered User Posts: 1,055 Senior Member
    edited June 13
    Depends on how much time he has, and how high he is aiming, but I would recommend Meltzer's "Ultimate Guide to SAT Grammar" and accompanying workbook as great resources.

    No idea about vocabulary books, but my kid's elementary school gave them access to a program, membean.com, that was very helpful and fun. Good luck to him!
  • STEM2017STEM2017 Registered User Posts: 3,201 Senior Member
    I second the membean.com advice.

    My son's high school requires 15 minutes of membean, 3 times a week. They track it and he gets graded. It improved his vocabulary a great deal this past year.
  • brantlybrantly Registered User Posts: 3,247 Senior Member
    Read The New York Times for 20 minutes every day. Best way to learn grammar and vocabulary is to experience it in use.
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