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Course Syllabus: ABCs of English Grammar


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Course Description

This self-paced online course will provide a review of the grammar and writing skills necessary when taking any high school and college test or with your everyday work related writing and correspondence.  Divided up into twelve easy to understand lessons, this grammar course concentrates on usage, the mechanics of a sentence, spelling,  and a general review of grammatical problem areas.  Each lesson focuses on frequent errors, gives examples, suggests strategies, and offers further study guides.  The course is ideal for all types of students who want to get an edge on taking a high school, college, or a job related English exam and anyone wishing to update their grammar skills.

Course Requirements

There are no requirements for completing this course. The course content will present a great deal of information and helpful resources-- how you use this material is entirely up to you.

Course Goals

By the end of this course, you will know how to:

Identify and Understand the various rules in grammar and usage (such as subject-verb agreement)
Identify and Correct the frequent errors associated with grammar.
Identify and Understand the various rules in the mechanics of a sentence (such as punctuation and capitalization guidelines)
Identify and Correct the frequent errors associated with the mechanics of a sentence writing
Identify and Correct frequent spelling errors
Identify and Understand the various rules in diction.

Course Materials

No material is required and study guides, practice tests, and other resources are available online.

Grading Policy

Each lesson will have multiple practice quizzes. Each quiz will provide you with immediate feedback. You will be able to retake each quiz repeatedly until you have grasped the lesson content.

Course Outline

Review of Grammar and Usage
Review of Mechanics in Writing
Review of Spelling (and frequent Spelling Errors)
Review of Diction
Summary (Putting it all together in practice exams)

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Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Recognize the subject and predicate of any sentence.
  • Know the differences between nouns and pronouns.
  • Be comfortable with forming sentences with the correct verb tenses.
  • Recognize irregular verbs.
  • Differentiate between adjectives and adverbs and use them properly in sentences.
  • Understand what is meant by a Phrase.
  • Identify the Clause.
  • Break down the mechanics of a sentence.
  • Identify the role of modifiers and use them correctly.
  • Correctly use capitalization in writing.
  • Correctly punctuate sentences.
  • Avoid common spelling problems, and
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.
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Assessment Guide

Introduction1
Lesson 2 Exercise: Subject and Predicate Agreement10
Lesson 2 Exercise: Subject Verb Agreement40
Lesson 2 Exam: Subject and Predicate13
Lesson 3 Exercise: Find the Subject Noun10
Lesson 3 Exercise: Case of Nouns and Pronouns10
Lesson 3 Exercise: Pronoun Substitution10
Lesson 3 Exercise: Correct Pronoun Use8
Lesson 3 Exercise: Nouns and Pronouns10
Lesson 3 Exercise: Using the Correct Pronoun10
Lesson 4 Exercise: Find the Verb15
Lesson 4 Exercise: Recognizing Verb Tenses7
Lesson 4 Exercise: Simple Present Verb Tenses10
Lesson 4 Exam: Verbs25
Lesson 5 Exercise: Irregular Verbs10
Lesson 5 Exam: Irregular Verbs7
Lesson 6 Exercise: Identifying Adjectives and Adverbs20
Lesson 6 Exercise: Adjectives and Adverbs10
Lesson 6 Exercise: Comparative and Superlative Adjectives10
Lesson 6 Exam: Adjectives and Adverbs10
Lesson 7 Exercise: Identify the Preposition20
Lesson 7 Exam: The Phrase14
Lesson 8 Exam: The Clause12
Sentence Corrections10
Lesson 9 Exercise: Run-On sentences45
Lesson 9 Exercise: Sentence Logic50
Modifiers12
Lesson 10 Exam: Modifiers25
Lesson 11 Exam: Capitalization20
Lesson 12 Exercise: Sentence Punctuation10
Lesson 12 Exam: Punctuation16
Lesson 13 Exercise: Spelling Review A13
Lesson 13 Exercise: Spelling Review B7
The Final Exam382
Total Points:882
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