Quickly learn grammar in this judgment-free environment!

Designed For
All people who are interested in learning the rules of grammar to improve their writing and communication skills
Dates
April 17 - May 12, 2017
Delivery
100% Online
Instructor-Led
Cost
$99
Length
16 hours; 4-week course
Units
1.6 CEUs
Talk to the Program Manager
Contact our program manager, Paula Matano at 541-737-3690 or paula.matano@oregonstate.edu to schedule a free, no-obligation training consultation.

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Want a thriving career without a glass ceiling?

Upgrade your grammar!

Grammar mistakes could be communicating more about you than your sentence.

As in the internet meme,"Let's eat Grandma" vs "Let's eat, Grandma", common grammar mistakes could be hurting you (and Grandma).

Why Grammar Skills Are Essential

Whether it's a sales report, a craigslist ad, or an email to your boss, grammar is a game changer, both positively and negatively.

The great news is that grammar isn't some esoteric or mysterious thing, but rather it's learnable, and a lot easier than you think.

The Quickest & Easiest Way to Master Grammar

This Grammar Boot Camp will guide you through the most common errors in writing, with a special focus on beginning grammar terminology, “wrong word errors,” and correct and intentional punctuation.

In this online "judgment-free" Grammar class, you will complete short readings and activities, communicate with peers in the discussion board, and take self-paced mini-quizzes on terminology and concepts.

At the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Avoid ten of the most common grammatical errors
  • Choose the correct word between who/whom, affect/effect, lay/lie, accept/except, everyday/every day, than/then, and fifteen more frequently-confounding possibilities 
  • Use commas, semicolons, colons, dashes, hyphens, and parenthesis correctly and with intention
  • Evaluate and revise writing with special attention to word choice and brevity 

In essence, this course is everything you wanted to know about grammar but were afraid to ask!

Previously Only Available to OSU Undergrad and Grad Students

This Grammar workshop is based on one of OSU's most popular courses that has reached max capacity 96% since its inception. That also means the instructors can tell you what are the most common errors and how to fix them.

Online Convenience

With online, you can avoid the commute and learn when it's most convenient to you and your schedule.

Just like a traditional classroom, you’ll be able to ask questions, share notes and make plans to study with classmates. And you don't need to be a tech-wizard. Once you register, we'll send you directions on how/when to get started with this grammar course.

How's Your Grammar? Take this Quick Test

  • Avoid ten of the most common grammatical errors
  • Choose the correct word between who/whom, affect/effect, lay/lie, that/which, everyday/every day, and fifteen more frequently-confounding possibilities  
  • Use commas, semicolons, colons, dashes, hyphens, and parenthesis correctly and with intention 
  • Evaluate and revise writing with special attention to word choice and brevity  
  • Isabelle Brock

    Isabelle Brock advances the grammar curriculum in the School of Writing, Literature, and Film at Oregon State University, and she is interested in how sentences work, how we think about correctness in writing, and how we punctuate our text messages. She received her BA from Susquehanna University in Pennsylvania, and her MFA from Oregon State University. Since 2008, she has been helping students improve their writing by teaching online, on campus, and hybrid presentations of Understanding Grammar.