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Richard Nordquist

Richard Nordquist

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Richard Nordquist, Ph.D. in English, is professor emeritus of rhetoric and English at Armstrong Atlantic State University and the author of two grammar and composition textbooks for college freshmen, Writing Exercises (Macmillan) and Passages: A Writer's Guide (St. Martin's Press). Richard has served as the About.com Guide to Grammar & Composition since 2006.


Over the past 35 years, Richard has taught English composition, rhetoric, business communication, creative nonfiction, and literature to several thousand students (undergraduate and graduate). He has directed a university writing center, coordinated a large composition program, served as assistant dean of academic services, implemented a distance-learning program, and published numerous books and articles on grammar and rhetoric. He is also a professional editor and writing consultant, and he has served as a visiting professor at Tallinn University in Estonia.

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Richard holds a bachelor's degree in English from the State University of New York at Geneseo (with a year of study at the University of Nottingham in England), a master's degree in modern English and American literature from the University of Leicester in England, and a doctorate in English and rhetoric from the University of Georgia.

By Richard Nordquist:

Welcome to About.com Grammar and Composition, where you'll find articles and exercises designed to help you become a more effective and confident writer. Together we'll practice building sentences, organizing paragraphs, and developing various kinds of essays, articles, and reports. Along the way, we'll take a playful look at the English language, tinkering with syntax, splitting a few infinitives, and exploring some of the dark secrets behind our favorite words.

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