Sandy Cornish, Southeastern Community College, IA

“My student population (in my EN:001 class) is composed of all these students: English as a Second Language (ESL), athletes, non-traditional, first generation college, and learning disabled. They all seem to thrive, know the material [the Sentence Sense text material], write better original sentences, and are currently enrolling in EN:002 [Basic English] where we will continue to finish the book [the chapters after Ch. 8]; they wouldn’t enroll in ‘Part Two’ if they weren’t enjoying the experience.” 

Sal Batucci, Bergen Community College, Paramus, NJ

“The [‘college’] students were Blacks and Hispanics (with a few Indians and Chinese) who had a problem with language and who just missed being ESL studentswhat one sees in cities and metropolitan areas. (There were 21 class hours in this summer session so only 5 chapters were covered.) The system can’t be beat. It works. The students loved it….. The post-course test results were: 67% passed the requirements for entering Freshman Composition. This was better than 50% more than either of the previous years…. The text reads in a natural way, as if speaking to the students individually…. The exercises are good and very reinforcing…. Students report back to me, ‘If I hadn’t been in that course, I would have been lost.’ ” 

Margaret Drye, homeschooler, NH

“I am teaching your text to my 11th, 9th, 6th, 4th, and 2nd graders all at onceand I am learning grammar for the first time myself. It’s been greatso simple and logical. Theyand Ienjoyed the learning experience so much that we are sad that it is coming to an end. My junior did very well on the SAT’s, the grammar part; he understands.”