Writing and Grammar Skills Training

Writing and Grammar Skills Training

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Course Length: 1 day
Delivery Methods: Multiple delivery options
Course Benefits
  • Recognize and use correct grammar and punctuation.
  • Avoid common usage errors.
  • Identify words that need to be capitalized.
  • Choose the appropriate point-of-view and tense.
  • Structure sentences correctly.
  • Use proofreading strategies to ensure documents are error-free.
Available Delivery Methods
Public Class
Public expert-led online training from the convenience of your home, office or anywhere with an internet connection. Guaranteed to run .
Private Class
Private classes are delivered for groups at your offices or a location of your choice.
Course Overview

Create polished, professional documents!

If you are tired of wondering if your writing is correct, this class will help. The instructor will guide you through grammar and punctuation rules, common usage errors, correct sentence structure, and important proofreading strategies. Take this class and get ready to write with confidence!

Course Outline
  1. Introduction: The Importance of Proper Writing and Correct Grammar
    1. Why Writing Matters
  2. Basic Grammar Rules
    1. Parts of Speech
    2. Nouns
    3. Pronouns
    4. Verbs
    5. Adjectives
    6. Adverbs
    7. Prepositions
    8. Conjunctions
    9. Interjections
    10. Subject and Object
    11. Exercise: Parts of Speech
    12. Subject-verb Agreement
    13. Exercise: Subject-Verb Agreement
  3. Hypercorrections and Usage Errors
    1. Common Usage Errors
    2. Who or Whom
    3. Me or I
    4. When to Use "Myself"
    5. Choosing "He" or "Him" and "She" or "Her"
    6. That or Which
    7. Fewer or Less
    8. Exercise: Hypercorrections and Usage Errors
    9. More Commonly Confused Words
    10. Exercise: More Commonly Confused Words
  4. Structure
    1. Simple Sentences
    2. Exercise: Simple Sentences
    3. Compound Sentences
    4. Complex Sentences
    5. Compound-Complex Sentences
    6. Exercise: Complex and Compound-Complex Sentences
    7. Parallel Construction
    8. Exercise: Parallel Construction
    9. Run-on Sentences
    10. Exercise: Run-on Sentences
  5. Punctuation
    1. Periods
    2. Exercise: Periods
    3. Commas
    4. The Serial Comma
    5. Comma Splice
    6. Exercise: Commas
    7. Colons and Semicolons
    8. Semicolons
    9. Colons
    10. Exercise: Colons and Semicolons
    11. Apostrophes, Double Quotation Marks, and Single Quotation Marks
    12. Apostrophes
    13. Double Quotation Marks
    14. Single Quotation Marks
    15. Punctuation Inside and Outside of Quotation Marks
    16. Exercise: Apostrophes and Quotation Marks
    17. Question Marks and Exclamation Points
    18. Question Marks
    19. Exclamation Points
    20. Hyphens and Dashes
    21. Hyphen
    22. Dashes
    23. Exercise: Dashes and Hyphens
    24. Parentheses and Brackets
    25. Parentheses
    26. Brackets
    27. Exercise: Parenthetical Elements
  6. Capitalization
    1. Words That Are Always Capitalized
    2. Exercise: Words That Are Always Capitalized
    3. Words That Are Never Capitalized
    4. Exercise: Words That Are Never Capitalized
    5. Headings and Titles
    6. Exercise: Headings and Titles
  7. Point of View and Tense
    1. Point of View
    2. When to Write in the First Person
    3. Exercise: Writing in the First Person
    4. When to Write in the Second Person:
    5. Exercise: Writing in the Second Person
    6. When to Write in the Third Person
    7. Exercise: Using the Third Person
    8. How to Choose the Point of View
    9. Using Correct Tenses
    10. How to Use the Past Tense in Business Writing
    11. Exercise: Past Tense
    12. How to Use the Present Tense in Business Writing
    13. Exercise: Present Tense
    14. How to Use the Future Tense in Business Writing
    15. Exercise: Future Tense
  8. Proofreading Your Work
    1. Ensuring Your Writing Is Error Free
    2. Ensuring Consistency in Your Writing
    3. Exercise: Proofreading a Document
    4. Editing for Conciseness
    5. Get to the Heart of the Message
    6. Trim Bulky Wording
    7. Exercise: Editing for Conciseness
  9. Conclusion
    1. Additional Resources
    2. Words of Wisdom
Class Materials

Each student will receive a comprehensive set of materials, including course notes and all the class examples.

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