Improving Your Writing of Arguments

The explanations and exercises found on this website are designed to help you acquire a more conscious understanding of both the ways the English language works and the ways arguments work. As you can see, I start with syntax, properly speaking, and then apply the idea of syntax – that is, the idea of relations among units of meaning – to increasingly larger units. It is possible to make use of Dr. Syntax on your own, but ideally you would work with an instructor who could provide further explanation.

Elizabeth A. Dobbs
Department of English
Grinnell College
P.O. Box 805
Grinnell, IA 50112

Email: dobbs@grinnell.edu

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Last modified by De Dudley April 2018.

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