The widespread use of writing as a means of informal communication via text messaging, email and social networking sites has changed the way we write. In these contexts, speed and spontaneity take priority, and accuracy has lost some of its importance as a result. Yet in other contexts, including academic and professional writing, accuracy is as important as ever.
To write effectively and authoritatively, you need to use accurate grammar, vocabulary, spelling and punctuation. The material on these pages is intended to help you to do this.