Grammar & Spelling
Why do we need to learn about spelling & grammar?
Punctuation is very important because it helps readers to make sense of a piece of text – you don’t want your reader to have to re-read sections of your essay because they can’t figure out what you are trying to say. Remember, your reader is your tutor and if they don’t understand what you have written, they can’t give you any marks for it.
Accurate spelling is important in writing and you will lose marks if your writing has spelling errors. It’s important to realise that you can’t always rely on your computer you should refer to a dictionary as well.
Errors with punctuation usually happen because the writer doesn’t understand how to use punctuation marks.
Grammar is not just about being able to label particular words, it’s more important to be aware of the role individual words play within a sentence.