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Punctuation and Grammar 101


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Course Description

Do you need a refresher course in basic punctuation and grammar?  Is your business writing, school writing or personal writing a disaster and you're tired of stressing over mistakes?  Improper grammar and punctuation is a sign for some people, right or wrong, that you may be less educated or less intelligent.
 
Your writing reflects more about your personality than you realize: it reflects your attention to detail, your education and how you think.  Even the most basic writing -- like thank-you notes and emails -- can be sabotaged by just one grammatical error.  In the business world, this can give clients the impression that you aren't careful.  If your work is as sloppy as your writing, you aren't the person they want to hire or promote.
 
This self-paced course will help you learn what you need to polish your grammar and punctuation skills. Punctuation and Grammar 101 is divided into two subjects which focus on grammar and punctuation topics. At the end of each lesson will be a brief quiz and/or assignment based on the lesson material.  Your knowledgeable and caring instructor will review and grade all work and you can ask questions anytime.

 
Isn't it time to finally master the critical writing skills of grammar and punctuation?
 
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Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Define, recognize, and correctly use the subject and predicate.
  • Define, recognize, and correctly use nouns and pronouns.
  • Define, recognize, and correctly use verb tenses.
  • Identify common irregular verbs.
  • Define, recognize, and correctly use adjectives and adverbs.
  • Define, recognize, and correctly use prepositions and prepositional phrases.
  • Identify the clause.
  • Define, recognize, and correctly use periods, commas, apostrophes, colons, semicolons, hyphens, question marks, and quotation marks, and
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.
 
 
 
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Introduction to Grammar Section

Introduction to this course. Grammar topics will be discussed in lessons 1-7. 1 Total Points
  • Lesson 1 Video
  • Take Poll: Rate Your Grammar Skills
  • Complete Assignment: Introductions

Subject and Predicate

This lesson defines what a subject and predicate is and when to use singular or plural verbs. 23 Total Points
  • Lesson 2 Video
  • Practice Worksheet 1: optional-grammar_subject_and_predicate_wk_2.pdf
  • Practice Worksheet 2: optional-grammar_subject_and_predicate_wk_3.pdf
  • Practice Worksheet 3: optional-grammar_subject_and_predicate_wk_4.pdf
  • Practice Worksheet 4: optional-grammar_subject_and_predicate_wk_5.pdf
  • Review Article: Identifying the Subject and Predicate Exercise
  • Complete: Lesson 2 Assignment
  • Complete: Lesson 2 Exam

Nouns and Pronouns

This lesson defines nouns and the different forms of pronouns. 19 Total Points
  • Lesson 3 Video
  • Practice Worksheet 1: optional-grammar_nouns_and_pronouns_wk_1.pdf
  • Practice Worksheet 2: optional-grammar_nouns_and_pronouns_wk_2.pdf
  • Practice Worksheet 3: optional-grammar_nouns_and_pronouns_wk_3.pdf
  • Practice Worksheet 4: optional-grammar_nouns_and_pronouns_wk_4.pdf
  • Practice Worksheet 5: optional-grammar_nouns_and_pronouns_wk_5.pdf
  • Review Article: Pronoun Central
  • Review Article: Pronoun Exercises
  • Review Article: Pronoun-antecedent agreement
  • Review Article: Pronouns (Personal, Possessive, Relative and Reflexive Pronouns)
  • Complete: Lesson 3 Assignment
  • Complete: Lesson 3 Exam

Verb Tenses

This lesson discusses the three main tenses of verbs and their sub-categories. 17 Total Points
  • Lesson 4 Video
  • Practice Worksheet 1: optional-grammar_subject_verb_agreement_wk_1.pdf
  • Practice Worksheet 2: optional-grammar_subject_verb_agreement_wk_2.pdf
  • Practice Worksheet 3: optional-grammar_subject_verb_agreement_wk_3.pdf
  • Practice Worksheet 4: optional-grammar_subject_verb_agreement_wk_4.pdf
  • Practice Worksheet 5: optional-grammar_subject_verb_agreement_wk_5.pdf
  • Practice Worksheet 6: optional-grammar_verb_tenses_wk_1.pdf
  • Practice Worksheet 7: optional-grammar_verb_tenses_wk_2.pdf
  • Practice Worksheet 8: optional-grammar_verb_tenses_wk_3.pdf
  • Practice Worksheet 9: optional-grammar_verb_tenses_wk_4.pdf
  • Practice Worksheet 10: optional-grammar_verb_tenses_wk_5.pdf
  • Review Article: Verb Tense Exercises
  • Complete Assignment: Lesson 4 Exercise
  • Complete: Lesson 4 Exam

Common Irregular Verbs

This is a list of some of the most common irregular verbs and their tenses. 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 5 Video
  • Practice Worksheet 1: optional-grammar_verbs_wk_1.pdf
  • Practice Worksheet 2: optional-grammar_verbs_wk_2.pdf
  • Practice Worksheet 3: optional-grammar_verbs_wk_3.pdf
  • Practice Worksheet 4: optional-grammar_verbs_wk_4.pdf
  • Practice Worksheet 5: optional-grammar_verbs_wk_5.pdf
  • Practice Worksheet 6: optional-wordsearch-activity-7092.pdf
  • Practice Worksheet 7: optional-wordsearch-activity-7093.pdf
  • Practice Worksheet 8: optional-wordsearch-activity-7094.pdf
  • Practice Worksheet 9: optional-wordsearch-activity-7096.pdf
  • Review Article: Grammar Exercises for Irregular Verbs
  • Review Article: Irregular verb list- 4 forms
  • Review Article: Irregular verbs list- different forms
  • Review Article: Extensive List of Irregular Verbs
  • Complete: Lesson 5 Assignment

Adjectives and Adverbs

This lesson defines what adjectives and adverbs are and the different degrees of each. 20 Total Points
  • Lesson 6 Video
  • Practice Worksheet 1: optional-grammar_adj_ad_wk_1.pdf
  • Practice Worksheet 2: optional-grammar_adj_ad_wk_2.pdf
  • Practice Worksheet 3: optional-grammar_adj_ad_wk_3.pdf
  • Practice Worksheet 4: optional-grammar_adj_ad_wk_4.pdf
  • Practice Worksheet 5: optional-grammar_adj_ad_wk_5.pdf
  • Review Article: Adjective and Adverb exercises
  • Review Article: Adjective or Adverbs?
  • Review Article: Adjective or Adverbs?
  • Complete: Lesson 6 Assignment
  • Complete: Lesson 6 Exam

Prepositions and Prepositional Phrases

This lesson gives examples of how prepositions are used and a list of the most common prepositions. 14 Total Points
  • Lesson 7 Video
  • Practice Worksheet 1: optional-wordsearch-activity-7097.pdf
  • Review Article: Additional Examples of Prepositional (and other types) Phrases
  • Review Article: Self Test on Prepositional Phrases
  • Complete: Lesson 7 Exam

The Clause

This lesson defines clauses and the difference between a subordinate and an independent clause. 12 Total Points
  • Lesson 8 Video
  • Review Article: Identifying Independent and Dependent Clauses
  • Review Article: Subordinate Clause
  • Complete: Lesson 8 Exam

Introduction to Punctuation Section

Topics on Punctuation will be displayed in lessons 9-15. 0 Total Points
  • Lesson 9 Video
  • Review Article: Punctuation
  • Take Poll: Rate Your Punctuation Skills

Periods and Other End Stops

This lesson describes the different kinds of end stops (period, question mark, exclamation point) to put on a sentence and how and when to use periods in abbreviations. 20 Total Points
  • Lesson 10 Video
  • Practice Worksheet 1: optional-grammar_punctuation_wk_4.pdf
  • Practice Worksheet 2: optional-grammar_punctuation_wk_5.pdf
  • Review Article: Periods and Other End Stops
  • Review Article: The Proper Use Of The Period And Other End Marks
  • Complete: Lesson 10 Assignment
  • Complete: Lesson 10 Exam

Commas

This lesson explains how and when to use commas and when to put them in clauses and phrases. 24 Total Points
  • Lesson 11 Video
  • Practice Worksheet 1: optional-grammar_punctuation_wk_4.pdf
  • Review Article: Comma Review
  • Review Article: Comma Use Exercise
  • Review Article: Commas vs. Semicolons Worksheet
  • Complete: Lesson 11 Assignment
  • Complete: Lesson 11 Exam

Apostrophes

This lesson explains the proper use of apostrophes and how to make a word possessive, individual or joint. 22 Total Points
  • Lesson 12 Video
  • Review Article: Additional examples on Apostrophes
  • Review Article: The Apostrophe
  • Complete: Lesson 12 Assignment
  • Complete: Lesson 12 Exam

Colons and Semicolons

This lesson describes how to properly use colons and semicolons in a sentence. 9 Total Points
  • Lesson 13 Video
  • Complete: Lesson 13 Exam

Hyphens

This lesson describes the proper use of hyphens in words. 20 Total Points
  • Lesson 14 Video
  • Review Article: Hyphens
  • Review Article: How to Use Hyphens in Your Writing
  • Complete: Lesson 14 Assignment
  • Complete: Lesson 14 Exam

Quotation Marks

This lesson describes the correct usage of quotation marks for dialogue, quotations, and titles. 8 Total Points
  • Lesson 15 Video
  • Practice Worksheet 1: optional-grammarpunctuation_wk_1.pdf
  • Practice Worksheet 2: optional-grammar_punctuation_wk_2.pdf
  • Practice Worksheet 3: optional-grammar_punctuation_wk_3.pdf
  • Practice Worksheet 4: optional-grammar_punctuation_wk_5.pdf
  • Review Article: Exercise 7: Quotation Marks
  • Complete: Lesson 15 Exam

Additional Writing Resources

This lesson has additional writing resources for your review. 98 Total Points
  • Lesson 16 Video
  • Take Poll: Course Completion Poll: Your Thoughts
  • Take Survey: Final Course Survey
  • Take Survey: Program Evaluation Follow-up Survey (End of Course)
  • Complete: FINAL EXAM
317
Total Course Points

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Course Title: Punctuation and Grammar 101
Course Number: 7550404
Languages: English - United States, Canada and other English speaking countries
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Course Type: General Education
CEU Value: 1.1 IACET CEUs (Continuing Education Units)
CE Accreditation: Universal Class, Inc. has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).
Grading Policy: Earn a final grade of 70% or higher to receive an online/downloadable CEU Certification documenting CEUs earned
Assessment Method: Lesson assignments and review exams
Instructor: Daphnee St.Val
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  • "I found the whole course very helpful. I wanted to ease myself back into taking classes since I hadn't taken any for over ten years and since I want to work my way towards an editing or proofreading type of job, I thought I'd start with this course. The course was fantastic. It helped me get brushed up on grammar and punctuation." -- Mary S.
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  • "I really learned a lot in this course! I appreciated the additional audio version to the text lessons. The additional Netlinks, materials and book recommendations were also very helpful. The instructor is very friendly, supportive and competent. Her corrections came always back in a good time span. I really liked to work with her." -- Jennifer M.
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