Grammar Skills for Professionals

Learning Method: Instructor-led Classroom Learning Duration: 1.0 Day


Overview:

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to identify the elements of correct grammar for use in professional writing. Students will be able to identify parts of speech (nouns, verbs, etc) as well as grammar rules regarding punctuation and syntax. Students will be able to apply this knowledge to their business writing.

Outline:

Lesson 1: Identifying Nouns, Pronouns, and Verbs

  • Identify parts of speech
  • Use nouns
  • Use pronouns
  • Use verbs

Lesson 2: Identifying Adjectives and Adverbs

  • Use Adjectives
  • Use Adverbs

Lesson 3: Identifying Prepositions, Conjunctions, and Interjections

  • Use prepositions
  • Use conjunctions
  • Use interjections

Lesson 4: Identifying Rules

  • Monitor sentence structure
  • Monitor modifiers
  • Avoid common errors

Lesson 5: Identify Correct Punctuation

  • Use parentheses correctly
  • Use commas, semicolons, colons, em dashes, and quotation marks correctly
  • Use numbers, symbols, and capitalization correctly

Lesson 6: Identifying Sentence Fragments, Run-ons, and Comma Splices

  • Identify and resolve sentence fragments
  • Identify and resolve run-ons and comma splices

Lesson 7: Improving Word Choices

  • Identify commonly misused words
  • Identify synonyms, antonyms, and homonyms

Lesson 8: Writing Effectively

  • Write with purpose
  • Consider the audience
  • Consider the context

Lesson 9: Editing Effectively

  • Use correct spelling
  • Check your work
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