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Looking for some resource for Grammar and Vocabulary

phemrajaniphemrajani 65 replies9 threads Junior Member
My son will be preparing for HSPT and was looking for Grammar and Vocabulary resources to improve his skills.
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  • STEM2017STEM2017 4102 replies96 threads Senior Member
    edited June 2018
    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.
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  • ccprofandmomof2ccprofandmomof2 486 replies8 threads Member
    I like the videos on The Nature of Writing website. Also, the Purdue OWL.
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  • SatchelSFSatchelSF 1372 replies13 threads Senior Member
    edited June 2018
    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!
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  • STEM2017STEM2017 4102 replies96 threads 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.
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  • brantlybrantly 3998 replies71 threads 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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