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In this course, students will review the rules of grammar, identify common grammar errors, and refine their business writing style.


TARGET AUDIENCE:
Professionals who seek to improve their grammar usage for written communications.

COURSE OBJECTIVES:
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: - examine nouns, pronouns, and verbs.- identify adjectives and adverbs.- identify prepositions, conjunctions, and interjections.- identify some important rules of grammar and some commonly made grammatical errors. - identify grammar rules regarding correct punctuation.- identify problematic sentence fragments, run-ons, and comma splices, as well as effective methods of rewriting sentences so that they are clear and complete. - identify methods for improving word choices.- identify methods for building effective sentences.- identify methods for editing text effectively.- identify methods for avoiding some common errors made by overzealous writers who create hypercorrections in their own work.

COURSE OUTLINE:


Identifying Nouns, Pronouns, and Verbs

  • Identify Nouns
  • Identify Pronouns
  • Identify Verbs

Identifying Adjectives and Adverbs

  • Use Adjectives
  • Use Adverbs

Identifying Prepositions, Conjunctions, and Interjections

  • Use Prepositions
  • Use Conjunctions
  • Use Interjections

Identifying Rules

  • Monitor Sentences
  • Monitor Modifiers
  • Avoid Common Errors

Identifying Correct Punctuation

  • Use Parentheses Correctly
  • Use Commas, Semicolons, and Quotation Marks
  • Use Numbers, Symbols, and Capitalization Correctly

Identifying Sentence Fragments, Run-ons, and Comma Splices

  • Identify Sentence Fragments
  • Identify Run-ons, Comma Splices, and Solutions

Improving Word Choices

  • Identify Commonly Misused Words
  • Identify Synonyms, Antonyms, and Homonyms

Building Effective Sentences

  • Identify the Goal
  • Consider the Audience
  • Consider the Context

Editing Effectively

  • Use Correct Spelling
  • Achieve Clarity

Avoiding Hypercorrections

  • Avoid Hypercorrections
  • Achieve Simplicity


Virtual Grammar Essentials Online Live training option
Imagine an industry-leading classroom training experience from wherever you have access to the Internet. The Virtual Online Live events listed here gives you an effective and proven online virtual learning experience with the freedom to attend virtually from anywhere.

There is also an option of experiencing Online Live from one of the many national partner centers where a computer and headset will be provided for you.

This rich and engaging virtual classroom environment lets you conveniently interact with instructors and other students. You will hear and see your instructor as they teach the course and answer your questions via voice or text. Choose the online live virtual training option and you can access the recorded version even after the class has finished.

The onDemand labs give you access to the same client and server technologies covered in class so you can test, apply and hone your skills by accessing the labs before and even after the class.

Technical Requirements: a computer or laptop with a modern browser and high speed internet access along with one or two monitors.

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