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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.
Punctuation and Grammar 101
Isn't it time to finally master the critical writing skills of grammar and punctuation?
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Course Lessons

  • Introduction to Grammar Section

    Introduction to this course. Grammar topics will be discussed in lessons 1-7.
  • Subject and Predicate

    This lesson defines what a subject and predicate is and when to use singular or plural verbs.
  • Nouns and Pronouns

    This lesson defines nouns and the different forms of pronouns.
  • Verb Tenses

    This lesson discusses the three main tenses of verbs and their sub-categories.
  • Common Irregular Verbs

    This is a list of some of the most common irregular verbs and their tenses.
  • Adjectives and Adverbs

    This lesson defines what adjectives and adverbs are and the different degrees of each.
  • Prepositions & Prepositional Phrases

    This lesson gives examples of how prepositions are used and a list of the most common prepositions.
  • The Clause

    This lesson defines clauses and the difference between a subordinate and an independent clause.
  • Introduction to Punctuation Section

    Topics on Punctuation will be displayed in lessons 9-15.
  • 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.
  • Commas

    This lesson explains how and when to use commas and when to put them in clauses and phrases.
  • Apostrophes

    This lesson explains the proper use of apostrophes and how to make a word possessive, individual or joint.
  • Colons and Semicolons

    This lesson describes how to properly use colons and semicolons in a sentence.
  • Hyphens

    This lesson describes the proper use of hyphens in words.
  • Quotation Marks

    This lesson describes the correct usage of quotation marks for dialogue, quotations, and titles.
  • Additional Writing Resources

    This lesson has additional writing resources for your review.
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Course Title: Punctuation and Grammar 101
Course Number: 7550404
Languages: English - United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, and other English speaking countries
Course Type: General Education
CEU Value: 1.2 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), 1760 Old Meadow Road, Suite 500, McLean, VA 22102.
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
Syllabus: View Syllabus
Duration: Continuous: Enroll anytime!
Course Fee: $45.00 (no CEU Certification) || with CEU Certification: $70.00

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.
Lesson 2 AssignmentAssignment10
Lesson 2 ExamExam13
Lesson 3 AssignmentAssignment10
Lesson 3 ExamExam9
Lesson 4 ExerciseAssignment10
Lesson 4 ExamExam7
Lesson 5 AssignmentAssignment10
Lesson 6 AssignmentAssignment10
Lesson 6 ExamExam10
Lesson 7 ExamExam14
Lesson 8 ExamExam12
Lesson 10 AssignmentAssignment10
Lesson 10 ExamExam10
Lesson 11 AssignmentAssignment10
Lesson 11 ExamExam14
Lesson 12 AssignmentAssignment10
Lesson 12 ExamExam12
Lesson 13 ExamExam9
Lesson 14 AssignmentAssignment10
Lesson 14 ExamExam10
Lesson 15 ExamExam8
Total Points:321

Student Testimonials

  • "She is very good!" -- Alma G.
  • "When you needed an explanation, it was friendly and objective. The rules were cited or suggestions to review the lessons said professionally so you didn't feel stupid....She is very good and seems kind and committed." -- Mischwa M.
  • "The whole course was very helpful. I most enjoyed the punctuation part. This is a great course and the instructor was awesome. She was so patient when I was having trouble getting a file sent for an assignment. She let me resubmit it three times and never complained a bit." -- Shirley P.
  • "Great instructor!" -- Kari U.
  • "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.
  • "All was helpful!" -- Catherine D. H.
  • "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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