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Writers At Work: A Review for Professionals - Part II: Punctuation


This is the second of four review courses that together provide an in-depth review of grammar, punctuation, mechanics, sentence structure and style. While it is preferable that students take the courses in sequence, they may also pick and choose the individual courses that suit their needs.

Part II of the review covers punctuation, providing students with practical understanding of punctuation without forcing them to memorize countless rules. Weekly units teach the use of commas, semicolons,apostrophes, colons, quotation marks and parentheses. Exercises and tutoring help students ensure that they understand the concepts and can recognize and revise punctuation errors in their own writing.

Required Book:

The Classic Guide to Better Writing: Step-by-Step Techniques and Exercises to Write Simply, Clearly and Correctly By Rudolf Flesch & Abraham H. Lass

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Upon successfully completing the courses:

1. The student will demonstrate the ability to identify and correctly use various kinds of punctuation.

2. The student will demonstrate an ability to use commas correctly and to recognize and revise comma errors.

3. The student will demonstrate an ability to correctly use semicolons and colons.

4. The student will demonstrate an understanding of the use of apostrophes, parentheses, and quotation marks.


Self-test exercises that allow students to practice what they've learned.

course quick facts
course code DED251
cost $145.00
estimated time to
complete course
16 Hours
course materials
4 Weeks

A freelance writer with over 1000 published articles, Elsie Walker has written for a variety of national publications as well as Elsie writes for several New Jersey newspapers. Elsie is as well a technical writer who specializes in user guides and writers in the workplace. Her specialization within technical writing is taking information and translating it into easy-to-understand text for the layperson. She teaches a number of online courses in technical writing and writing certification.