- Designed For
- All people who are interested in learning the rules of grammar to improve their writing and communication skills
- November 6 - December 4, 2017
Open for registration through
Friday, November 10
- 100% Online
- 16 hours; 4-week course
- 1.6 CEUs/16 PDUs/ 16 PDCs
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Are you searching for a way to shine in the workplace, improve your job application materials, and develop your writing?
Upgrade your grammar!
Grammar mistakes could be communicating more about you than the content of your sentences. Poor grammar stands out and can make you appear less than professional.
As demonstrated 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, your use of grammar has a large impact, both positively and negatively.
The great news is that grammar is not some mysterious tool that only the elites can master. Rather, it is a learnable skill, and it can be a lot easier than you think.
The Quickest & Easiest Way to Master Grammar
This grammar course guides you through 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 and the instructor in online discussion boards, and take self-paced mini-quizzes on essential terminology and concepts.
At the end of this expert-led course, you will be able to:
- Write, edit, and revise while avoiding common grammatical errors.
- Choose between who vs. whom, affect vs. effect, lay vs. lie, that vs. which, everyday vs. every day, and other frequently confounding options.
- Properly utilize commas, semicolons, colons, dashes, hyphens, and parentheses 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 Oregon State University Students
This grammar workshop is based on one of Oregon State's most popular courses that has reached max capacity 96% of the time since its inception. That means the instructor has worked with hundreds of students and can tell you the most common grammar errors and how to fix them.
With online courses, you can avoid the commute and learn when it's most convenient to you and your schedule.
Just like a traditional classroom, you will be able to ask questions, share notes, and make plans to study with classmates. Best of all, you don't need to be a tech-wizard to participate. Once you register, we will send you directions on how and when to get started with this grammar course.
What You'll Learn
- How to write, edit, and revise while avoiding common grammatical errors.
- When to use who vs. whom, affect vs. effect, lay vs. lie, that vs. which, everyday vs. every day, and other frequently confounding options.
- How to properly utilize commas, semicolons, colons, dashes, hyphens, and parentheses with intention.
- Methods for evaluating and revising writing with special attention to word choice and brevity.
Isabelle BrockIsabelle 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.