Aggie Grammar Guide

Get more out of the AGG

The Aggie Grammar Guide is searchable! Please use the search feature at the top of each page to search.

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The Academic Assistance and Tutoring division of the Student Academic Success Center presents the Aggie Grammar Guide (AGG), which utilizes authentic UC Davis student writing in order to accurately represent the student work Writing Specialists regularly encounter. The student examples exemplify areas in which students both struggle and succeed when employing particular grammar concepts. In addition, we’ve included style sections as grammar and style are interconnected. Please note, we based the AGG on Standard American English (academic English), yet we acknowledge many other varieties of English exist that we don’t address.

Using the AGG:

The AGG is meant to be a reference guide, but please feel free to use it any way you find helpful. In order to access grammar and style concepts, click on the links to the left. Once there, read the concept’s lesson and then you may click on the practice link in the upper right box, which will offer  intermediate and advanced practice exercises. These exercises are meant to be printed out and completed by hand before reviewing the answers, which you can access by clicking the answer key link in the upper right corner as well.

We hope you find the AGG helpful and a welcome addition to Academic Assistance and Tutoring’s menu of services. The AGG is a work in progress, so please check back regularly for updated content. 

Writing Specialists: Heather Sturman, PhD; Ariel Loring, PhD; and Bridget Mabunga M.A.