About the Author

I’m Dan Roth, and I am an Assistant Professor in the English Department at Oakton College. Previously I’ve worked as an educator for over a decade in the Bay Area of California. I enjoy working with my students, who constantly show me new ways to see the world.

I have graduate-level training in the teaching of college writing from San Francisco State University. Unlike most writing teachers, I also have an MA and BA in Linguistics—from The University of California, Santa Cruz. Linguists like myself approach language in a rigorous, technical, and empirical way—an approach which I believe can enhance the way writing teachers teach students about the conventions of the English language.

I cover this topic not because grammar is the most important thing we teach, but because most writing teachers are expected to cover it, and in my research, I found a dearth of professional literature that enables us to do so in a way that’s thoughtful, progressive, and informed by Linguistic research. My blog aims to give other teachers quick access to such a resource.

Disclaimer: The views expressed on this webpage are those of the author only, and should not be construed as the views of any other persons or organizations.

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