Grammar Refresher

Through exercises and case studies, participants review the rules of grammar–including those for sentence structure, punctuation and word usage–and apply them to their own documents.

Two companion courses supplement your language skills: The ESL Writer’s Workshop, for those who use English as a second language, and The Plain Language Workshop, an overview of effective style through the principles of plain language.

Who Should Attend
Those who have already taken any WordTask writing course or who want a convenient starting point before moving into our document-specific courses.

Business writers of reports, letters, and memos who demand correct business English.

Administrative or executive assistants who routinely revise correspondence under the signature of superiors.

Managers, supervisors, and editors who review and evaluate their colleagues’ rough drafts.

Course Topics
In this two-day workshop, you will learn these tips for effective grammar and style:

  • the parts of speech
  • the mechanics of sentence structure
  • avoiding dangling participles and other cliff-hangers
  • punctuation: colon, semi-colon, comma
  • possessives
  • correct use of pronouns
  • avoiding sentence fragments and comma splices
  • word choice and positioning within sentences

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