Online Class: Punctuation and Grammar 101

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.

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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 online punctuation and grammar course will help you learn what you need to polish your grammar and punctuation skills to academic and professional levels. 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? So join us today. As always, you can attend this course at the times that fit your schedule. Our system requires no special software or hardware, so why not enroll today and become informed and inspired?

Course Lessons

Average Lesson Rating:
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  • 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 and 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.

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.

Additional Course Information

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Course Title: Punctuation and Grammar 101
Course Number: 57700122
Lessons Rating: 4.3 / 5 Stars (5,162 votes)
Languages: English - United States, Canada and other English speaking countries
Availability: This course is online and available in all 50 states including: California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Texas, and Washington.
Last Updated: February 2023
Course Type: Self-Paced, Online Class
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: Dana Kristan
Syllabus: View Syllabus

Student Testimonials

  • "This course was very helpful in understanding the proper use of grammar and punctuation. Grammar and punctuation seemed too complex and a little scary for me. However, taking this course has simplified the different concepts behind proper grammar and punctuation use. Overall, this course was great, and I would recommend it to others!" -- Ann J.
  • "Daphnee S was very much available for discussion of the class lessons, informative on topics, and overall very helpful in my review of punctuation and grammar." -- Shirley a. A.
  • "I enjoyed taking this course. It took about three weeks to complete around a busy work schedule and home life. The content was thorough, and I appreciated that. Thank you." -- Ashley T.
  • "The instructor was very prompt with grading and left encouraging comments. She did a great job." -- Pierce N.
  • "Thank you for your time and dedication to offer this grammar course." -- Mayra M.
  • "She is a great teacher and I learned a lot from both the class and the instructor." -- Nadine D.
  • "I really enjoyed this class and learned (relearned) some things that I didn't remember. Thank you!" -- Lisa G.
  • "Please keep up the good work, I really enjoyed this course a lot." -- Laci S.
  • "Everything was helpful! This just gave me a refreshed mind for grammar." -- Michelle M.
  • "She is very good and seems kind and committed." -- Mischwa M.
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