This course is very helpful. Just like the name, it refreshed my grammar skills. All the information is useful and very helpful in improving my writing skills!
This class had great content. I have taken several grammar classes and learned quite a bit more because of the clear writing and pertinent exercises. I appreciate the questions games provided which made testing my knowledge fun and interesting. I recommend this class for everyone needed a grammar assistance.
Course Code: gr2
Review the foundations of grammar where you'll explore the parts of speech, practice your skills, and see how the different parts of speech work together in English grammar. Then, examine the different kinds of punctuation as well capitalization and other mechanics issues. You'll see how to use punctuation and mechanics effectively and correctly in a sentence.
In this lesson, you'll explore what makes a good sentence and how sentences connect to each other to create cohesive thoughts in your writing. You'll also explore common sentence construction errors and how to avoid them. Then, practice using nouns and pronouns effectively in sentences.
Explore the different kinds of verb forms, and take a look at the different kinds of verb tenses. You’ll also explore subject-verb agreement with some foundational rules that will help you avoid common errors. Then, you will practice identifying and effectively using adjectives and adverbs.
Learn about the different kinds of clauses and phrases, how they are used in sentences, and how to tell them apart. In this lesson, you'll also explore the issues of coordination, subordination, and parallelism in your writing.
Learn how to communicate clearly and effectively in the workplace. You will take a look at email communications, memos, and business letters, and you will learn how to effective write these "short works." Then, explore how to write effective instructions and summaries. You’ll also explore paragraph writing as you take a look at the function and purpose of the paragraph, explore a formal paragraph model, and see how to write effective topic sentences.
Gain and understanding of how to organize and write multiple paragraphs into one cohesive essay. And finally, you'll explore some tips and tactics for making your writing as good as it can be though editing. You'll see how to improve the overall impact of your writing through content editing, as well as how to find your mistakes and improve your sentences through line editing.
Curt Simmons, B.A., M.Ed, , is a best-selling author, trainer, and multi-media expert. Curt’s degrees are in English and communication studies, and he has more than ten years of experience teaching English and writing in the classroom. Additionally, Curt has authored numerous books on a wide variety of technology topics and has been a technical editor for numerous other titles. He is both a classroom and online instructor, and has developed custom courseware for major U.S. companies.
There are no prerequisites for this course.
A new session of each course opens each month, allowing you to enroll whenever your busy schedule permits!
Once a session starts, two lessons will be released each week, for the six-week duration of your course. You will have access to all previously released lessons until the course ends.
Keep in mind that the interactive discussion area for each lesson automatically closes 2 weeks after each lesson is released, so you’re encouraged to complete each lesson within two weeks of its release.
The Final Exam will be released on the same day as the last lesson. Once the Final Exam has been released, you will have 2 weeks plus 10 days to complete the Final and finish any remaining lessons in your course. No further extensions can be provided beyond these 10 days.