Are you a new teacher? Are you teaching out of your field of expertise? Are you a parent home schooling your child? Perhaps a parent hoping to improve your child's performance in school? Are you learning English as a second language? Or, are you changing jobs and needing a basic review of language arts? Mastering Grammar addresses the basic information teachers and/or students need to empower them with regards to communication skills. Understanding basic skills is essential for high stakes testing and for maintaining a standard of English. The book offers direct instruction for mastering the SUM of all those errors (syntax, usage, and mechanics) so prevalent in placement tests and in one's writing. Mastering this material will significantly improve language arts skills, but more importantly, such mastery will boost your confidence!