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Learn Grammar the Easy Way (Part 1)

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Description

This course is designed for people who want to get a better feel for grammar so that they can strengthen their writing skills.

Many times before a person has met you face-to-face, they've met you through your words. You may have sent in a cover letter and resume for a job. You may have written a memo recommending a new product or procedure and that letter was passed up the corporate chain. Perhaps, you wrote a letter to the local chief of police complaining about the traffic on your street.

Yes, your words are your "calling card" in a lot of situations. As such, it is important that they present you in the best light possible. Having a better understanding of grammar and how its pieces fit together can really help you.

The coursework in part one focuses on the basics of grammar: parts of speech and sentence structure. These are the building blocks from which all written communication is constructed.

Students will get to test their understanding through self-quiz exercises and through short exercises assigned by the instructor. The instructor will be available via e-mail to tutor students as they have questions, etc. A self-test at the end of the course will allow students to evaluate their learning.

The book used is "The Classic Guide to Better Writing" by Rudolph Flesch. (ISBN: 0062730487). It is available through amazon.com


Outcomes

After taking this course, students will:

  • Understand the basic parts of speech
  • Have a better feel for sentence structure
  • Understand how to solve common sentence errors and improve their writing.

Assessment

  • Self-quizzes in their book
  • Instructor-initiated exercises
  • Self-Test

course quick facts
course code DED402-A
cost $69.00
estimated time to
complete course
20 Hours
course materials
available
2 Weeks
instructor

Elsie Walker is a freelance writer who has written over 1000 published articles for a variety of major publications, and works as technical writer who specializes in user guides, a type of technical writer who takes information and translates it into easy-to-understand text for the layperson. Her distance education experiences include teaching courses which cover grammar, structure, style, and clarity.