Whatever your goals, a grasp of English grammar is important if you want to improve your speaking and writing skills. This course will help you gain confidence in your ability to produce clean, grammatically correct work. You'll explore the basics of English grammar—like sentence structure and punctuation—as well as more sophisticated concepts—like logic and clarity. A patient instructor, memorable lessons, vivid examples, and interactive exercises will give you ample opportunity to put what you learn into practice. Reacquaint yourself with old, forgotten rules, meet some new ones, and discover your own grammatical strengths.
Ellen Feld holds a master of arts degree in writing from The Johns Hopkins University and has taught several classroom and online college writing courses over the past 30 years, including creative writing, developmental writing, and English composition. Ellen has worked as a newspaper reporter and copy chief, personal essayist, Web site reviewer, and writer of computer-based training courseware. Her children's book, Paragon and Jubilee, was published by Edgecliff Press in March 2010.