Online Class: Grammar Refresher Complete Course

$550.00

Grammar provides meaning to our language. When you convey your messages in writing—for example when you write blog posts, advertising copy, or articles—you must rely on using proper English grammar. This online grammar refresher course ensures that you convey the messages the way you intend.

This is the complete 5-course Grammar Refresher course. This course includes a total of five sections, which you can complete at your own pace. See below for the curriculum list.

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Grammar provides meaning to our language. When you convey your messages in writing—for example when you write blog posts, advertising copy, or articles—you must rely on using proper English grammar. This online grammar refresher course ensures that you convey the messages the way you intend.

This is the complete 5-course Grammar Refresher course. This course includes a total of five sections, which you can complete at your own pace.


Please Note: Once you purchase the complete course, you will receive an email with the download links for all five of your videos. Please check your email for the download links. Remember to download the handouts for each section. If you have any questions, please email susan@ConnectingIRL.com for more information. 


Curriculum:

Section 1: Top 10 Common Writing Mistakes
(approximately 50 minutes)

As an editor, I frequently see the same mistakes from writers. This is a compilation of the top 10 common writing mistakes.

  • Dangling and misplaced modifiers
  • Mixing verb tenses
  • Improper use of adverbs and adjectives
  • Subject-verb disagreement
  • Improper use of capitalization
  • Improper use of apostrophes
  • Active voice versus passive voice
  • Confusing First Person, Second Person, and Third Person
  • Being too wordy
  • Improper use of I and Me

Section 2: Common Word Usage Mistakes
(approximately 50 minutes)

English has many words that sound the same but mean different things, known as homophones. We examine some of the most popular homophones. We also look at words that writers commonly misuse.

  • Confusing Homophones
  • Words We Confuse in English
  • Subjunctive | Indicative | Imperative Moods

Section 3: Punctuation  Questions & Answers
(approximately 40 minutes)

Discover when and how to use the most common punctuation, including commas. Explore the most-asked questions about punctuation and get examples of the correct use of punctuation.

  • Commas
  • Serial Commas
  • Apostrophes
  • Colons
  • Semicolons
  • Question and Exclamation Marks
  • Hyphens and Dashes
  • Ellipsis Points

Section 4: Basics of AP Style
(approximately 40 minutes)

Examine popular writing styles, including Chicago, MLA, APA, and AP. Get an in-depth look at the most common components of AP Style.

  • Examine Popular Writing Styles
  • Understanding AP Style
  • Explore Common Components of AP Style, including:
    • Acronyms
    • Addresses
    • Ages
    • Books, Magazines, Songs
    • Capitalization
    • Cultural Terms
    • Dates, Times, Numbers, Dimensions
    • Gender
    • Names and Titles
    • Punctuation
    • States and Cities
    • Times
    • Technology

Bonus Section: Parts of Speech
(approximately 20 minutes)

Examine the basic parts of speech, from nouns, verbs, adverbs, and adjectives to conjunctions, interjections, and more.

  • Examine the basic parts of speech, including:
    • Nouns
    • Verbs
    • Adjectives
    • Adverbs
    • Pronouns
    • Prepositions
    • Conjunctions
    • Interjections
    • Determiners
    • Quantifiers
  • Explore the different types of adverbs and how to distinguish between adverbs and adjectives
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