Punctuation and Grammar 101
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Course DescriptionDo 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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Introduction to Grammar SectionIntroduction to this course. Grammar topics will be discussed in lessons 1-7.
Subject and PredicateThis lesson defines what a subject and predicate is and when to use singular or plural verbs.
Nouns and PronounsThis lesson defines nouns and the different forms of pronouns.
Verb TensesThis lesson discusses the three main tenses of verbs and their sub-categories.
Common Irregular VerbsThis is a list of some of the most common irregular verbs and their tenses.
Adjectives and AdverbsThis lesson defines what adjectives and adverbs are and the different degrees of each.
Prepositions and Prepositional PhrasesThis lesson gives examples of how prepositions are used and a list of the most common prepositions.
The ClauseThis lesson defines clauses and the difference between a subordinate and an independent clause.
Introduction to Punctuation SectionTopics on Punctuation will be displayed in lessons 9-15.
Periods and Other End StopsThis 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.
CommasThis lesson explains how and when to use commas and when to put them in clauses and phrases.
ApostrophesThis lesson explains the proper use of apostrophes and how to make a word possessive, individual or joint.
Colons and SemicolonsThis lesson describes how to properly use colons and semicolons in a sentence.
HyphensThis lesson describes the proper use of hyphens in words.
Quotation MarksThis lesson describes the correct usage of quotation marks for dialogue, quotations, and titles.
Additional Writing ResourcesThis lesson has additional writing resources for your review.
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Course Title: Punctuation and Grammar 101Course Number: 7550404Languages: English - United States, Canada and other English speaking countriesCourse Type: General EducationCEU 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 earnedAssessment Method: Lesson assignments and review examsInstructor: Daphnee St.ValSyllabus: View SyllabusDuration: Continuous: Enroll anytime!Requirements: View Technical RequirementsCourse Fee: $55.00 (no CEU Certification) || with CEU Certification: $80.00
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Learning OutcomesBy 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.
Introductions Assignment 1 Lesson 2 Assignment Assignment 10 Lesson 2 Exam Exam 13 Lesson 3 Assignment Assignment 10 Lesson 3 Exam Exam 9 Lesson 4 Exercise Assignment 10 Lesson 4 Exam Exam 7 Lesson 5 Assignment Assignment 10 Lesson 6 Assignment Assignment 10 Lesson 6 Exam Exam 10 Lesson 7 Exam Exam 14 Lesson 8 Exam Exam 12 Lesson 10 Assignment Assignment 10 Lesson 10 Exam Exam 10 Lesson 11 Assignment Assignment 10 Lesson 11 Exam Exam 14 Lesson 12 Assignment Assignment 10 Lesson 12 Exam Exam 12 Lesson 13 Exam Exam 9 Lesson 14 Assignment Assignment 10 Lesson 14 Exam Exam 10 Lesson 15 Exam Exam 8 FINAL EXAM Exam 98 Total Points: 317
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