Grammar & Composition is one of a number of sites at About.com that can help you to improve your writing skills. Here you'll find information and exercises on such topics as basic sentence structures, sentence combining, organizing paragraphs and developing essays, rhetorical analysis, and correcting common errors. New resources are added daily to Grammar & Composition, so please stop by often.
But if you can't find what you're looking for here, consider paying a visit to one or more of these other helpful sites at About.com:
- About Homework & Study Tips. Grace Fleming's site contains many useful pages on composing essays and research papers. In particular, check out the guidelines on How to Write a Five-Paragraph Essay, Writing Book Reports and Summaries, and Writing a Research Paper.
- About Classic Literature, hosted by Esther Lombardi, offers solid advice on composing an expository essay and a persuasive essay. You'll also find hundreds of book reviews and reading lists.
- About English as a Second Language. Kenneth Beare's site, one of the most popular at About.com, includes rich sections on Advanced Level Grammar for ESL Learners and English Writing Style--useful to native speakers of English as well as to ESL students.
You'll find more information about effective writing at other About.com sites. For instance, Ginny Wiehardt (About Fiction Writing) offers sound principles for all writers in Developing Your Writing Style. At About Journalism, Bridget Johnson explains How to Write a Story Now. And Mark Flanagan (About Contemporary Literature) has a great page on How to Write a Book Review or Book Report.
So enjoy your time reading about writing at About.com. Then be sure to put all of this good advice to work--and write.