Course Description

Elevate Your Writing: A Comprehensive Guide to Punctuation and Grammar

In today's digital age, with a vast majority of our communication occurring through written channels like emails, texts, and reports, the importance of clear and error-free writing has never been more paramount. Studies show that frequent grammar and punctuation errors can have adverse effects on a person's perceived professionalism, competence, and credibility.

Your writing serves as a mirror, reflecting your attention to detail, level of education, and thought processes. Think of the numerous occasions where you've read a report or an email, and a glaring punctuation or grammar mistake caught your attention. It's distracting, right? And in the corporate landscape, where precision and clarity are paramount, such errors can be detrimental, giving stakeholders the impression of carelessness or lack of expertise.

Introducing our Online Course in Punctuation and Grammar 101:

This comprehensive online course offers an in-depth exploration into the essentials of grammar and punctuation, ensuring you convey your messages with clarity and professionalism. Whether you're an aspiring writer, a student aiming for higher grades, or a business professional keen on making a lasting impression, this course is your stepping stone to impeccable writing skills.

Course Modules:

  1. Introduction to Grammar Section: Dive deep into the fundamentals of grammar, setting the stage for the modules to come. Understand the critical role grammar plays in ensuring clarity and precision in communication.

  2. Subject and Predicate: Explore the basic building blocks of sentences, mastering how subjects and predicates work in harmony to convey complete thoughts.

  3. Nouns and Pronouns: Delve into the world of naming words and their stand-ins, enhancing your sentence variety and specificity.

  4. Verb Tenses: Master the art of expressing actions in different times, from the past to the present and the future, adding depth to your writing.

  5. Common Irregular Verbs: Navigate the intricacies of verbs that don't play by the standard rules, ensuring you never misuse them again.

  6. Adjectives and Adverbs: Enrich your sentences with descriptive words that paint vivid images, making your writing more engaging and expressive.

  7. Prepositions and Prepositional Phrases: Unravel the connectors of the English language, understanding how they link elements and provide context.

  8. The Clause: Dissect complex sentences, understanding how different clauses contribute to comprehensive communication.

  9. Introduction to Punctuation Section: Mark the beginning of your punctuation journey, understanding its role in bringing clarity and emotion to your writing.

  10. Periods and Other End Stops: Grasp the importance of sentence terminators, ensuring your thoughts are concise and clear.

  11. Commas: Learn the nuances of perhaps the most versatile punctuation mark, from listing items to separating clauses.

  12. Apostrophes: Demystify this often misused punctuation, mastering its use in possession and contraction.

  13. Colons and Semicolons: Distinguish between these two powerful punctuations, enhancing the sophistication of your writing.

  14. Hyphens: Bridge words and clarify compound terms, ensuring your writing is fluent and comprehensible.

  15. Quotation Marks: Capture direct speech and highlight specific terms, adding authenticity to your writing.

  16. Additional Writing Resources: Equip yourself with tools and references to further hone your writing prowess.

With each lesson, interactive quizzes and assignments await, allowing you to practice and cement your knowledge. Our dedicated instructors, experts in the field of English language and literature, will provide invaluable feedback, ensuring you grasp each concept thoroughly.

The flexibility of our course allows you to learn at your own pace, fitting seamlessly into your busy schedule. And the best part? No special software or hardware is required.

Enroll today and transform your writing from ordinary to extraordinary. It's not just about mastering grammar and punctuation; it's about making every word count.

  • Completely Online
  • Self-Paced
  • 6 Months to Complete
  • 24/7 Availability
  • Start Anytime
  • PC & Mac Compatible
  • Android & iOS Friendly
  • Accredited CEUs
Universal Class is an IACET Accredited Provider
 

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.
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.
 
 

Assessment Guide

Assessment Points
Introductions 1 points
Lesson 2 Exercise: Subject Verb Agreement 8 points
Lesson 2 Exercise: Subject and Predicate Agreement 10 points
Lesson 2 Exam 13 points
Lesson 3 Exercise: Pronoun Use 7 points
Lesson 3 Exercise: Using the Correct Pronoun 10 points
Lesson 3 Exercise: Pronoun Substitution 10 points
Lesson 3 Exercise: Find the Subject Noun 10 points
Lesson 3 Exam 9 points
Lesson 4 Exercise: Find the Verb 15 points
Lesson 4 Exercise: Simple Present Verb Tenses 10 points
Lesson 4 Exam 7 points
Lesson 5 Exercise: Irregular Verbs 10 points
Lesson 6 Exercise: Identifying Adjectives and Adverbs 20 points
Lesson 6 Exercise: Comparative and Superlative Adjectives 10 points
Lesson 6 Exam 10 points
Lesson 7 Exercise: Identify the Preposition 20 points
Lesson 7 Exam 14 points
Lesson 8 Exam 12 points
Lesson 10 Exercise: Sentence Punctuation 10 points
Lesson 10 Exam 10 points
Lesson 11 Exercise: Comma Usage 10 points
Lesson 11 Exam 14 points
Lesson 12 Exercise: Using Apostrophes 10 points
Lesson 12 Exam 12 points
Lesson 13 Exam 9 points
Lesson 14 Exercise: Hyphen Usage 10 points
Lesson 14 Exam 10 points
Lesson 15 Exam 8 points
FINAL EXAM 98 points
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