Learn Grammar the Easy Way (Part 1)

Course Name

Learn Grammar the Easy Way (Part 1)

Contact Hours: 20

Course 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.

Outcome

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, Instructor-initiated exercises

Outline

  1. Understand the basic parts of speech
  2. Have a better feel for sentence structure
  3. Understand how to solve common sentence errors (run-ons and fragments)
  4. Have a better feel for using punctuation.