Grammar Refresher Series
Strong English grammar skills are the key to effective writing and speaking. This series will provide you with the foundational skills you need, including sentence structures, parts of speech, common grammar mistakes, punctuation, verb tenses, and more. You'll learn through hands-on practice exercises before putting it all together to explore various types of writing. By the end of this series, you will not only understand proper English grammar, but you will also understand how to use the skills you've gained in practical ways.
University of the District of Columbia
The key to effective writing and speaking is English grammar. Whether you are just now learning the basics of grammar or if you need a refresher, this course will help you develop the foundational skills you need. In this course, you'll explore the eight parts of speech, punctuation and mechanics, foundational sentence construction, and we'll even get into the details of phrases, clauses, problem words, common grammar mistakes, and much more! An instructor will guide you every step of the way as you learn grammar through hands-on, practical exercises. You'll also learn through short videos, examples, and even fun games. Take your writing and speaking to the next level of excellence!
Grammar Refresher II
Take your grammar and writing skills to the next level! In this course, you'll review the foundational elements of grammar, including the parts of speech, and master the basics of punctuation and mechanics.
Next, you'll explore sentence structure, nouns and pronouns, and you'll work with the different kinds of verb tenses. You'll also explore adjective and adverb use and be introduced to some "best practices" for using these parts of speech effectively in your writing.
Then, you'll take a look at phrases and clauses, as well as parallelism, coordination, and subordination. You'll see how different phrases and clauses fit together in sentences so that your writing is clear, concise, and meaningful.
Finally, you'll put your skills to work as you explore some different kinds of business writing, paragraph writing, and even formal essay writing. By the time you're done with the course, you'll not only have the advanced grammar skills you need, you'll also understand how to use those skills in practical ways.
Series bundles are not eligible for partial drops or refunds. Transfers to other open sessions of the same course are available. Please refer to your school for additional details regarding drops, transfers, and refunds on Series bundles.
How the course is taught
- Instructor-led online course
- 48 course hours
- Grammar Refresher
- Using Nouns, Pronouns, and Adjectives
- Using Verbs and Adverbs
- Using Prepositions, Conjunctions, and Interjections
- Capitalization and Punctuation
- Plural and Possessive Words
- Difficult and Confusing Words
- Common Sentence Problems
- Becoming a Better Writer
- Grammar Refresher II
- Grammar Foundations
- Effectively Using Punctuation and Mechanics
- Sentence Structure
- Using Nouns and Pronouns
- Verb Forms and Verb Tense
- Using Adjectives and Adverbs
- Using Clauses and Phrases
- Coordination, Subordination, and Parallelism
- Communicating Clearly in the Workplace
- Writing Paragraphs
- Organizing Paragraphs
- Effective Editing
Curt Simmons, B.A., M.Ed, is a best-selling author, trainer, and multimedia expert. He holds degrees in English and communication studies and has more than 10 years of experience teaching English and writing in the classroom. Additionally, Simmons has authored numerous books on a wide variety of technology topics and has been a technical editor for numerous other titles.
Instructor Interaction: The instructor looks forward to interacting with learners in the online moderated discussion area to share their expertise and answer any questions you may have on the course content.
There are no prerequisites to take this course.
- This course can be taken on either a PC, Mac, or Chromebook.
- PC: Windows 8 or later.
- Mac: macOS 10.6 or later.
- Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox is preferred. Microsoft Edge and Safari are also compatible.
- Adobe Acrobat Reader.
- Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.
- Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.
Instructional Material Requirements:
The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment and will be available online.
Note: This course teaches American English grammar. If you're an ESL student who isn't yet fluent in written and spoken English, please consider enrolling in Grammar for ESL Students with Sabri Bebawi.