English punctuation made easy
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English punctuation made easy

Punctuation - learn the basics without the pain. People will never laugh at your punctuation again.
4.4 (931 ratings)
Course Ratings are calculated from individual students’ ratings and a variety of other signals, like age of rating and reliability, to ensure that they reflect course quality fairly and accurately.
19,683 students enrolled
Last updated 4/2018
English
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This course includes
  • 43 mins on-demand video
  • 1 article
  • 8 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • To quickly learn the basics of English punctuation, gain confidence and write more clearly.
  • In this course you will earn about the key punctuation marks, with simple strategies to get them right

Requirements
  • None.
  • You do not require any materials or software. You don't even need to take notes - there are hard copy handouts for each session.
Description

Is YOUR punctuation letting you down? YOUR SURVIVAL GUIDE

Are you sick of people telling you that your writing is like a ten year old's? You know exactly what you are trying to convey, but your punctuation fails you? Does it almost make you feel-afraid when people are about to read what you 've written?

Well, you're not alone, and yet – punctuation is dead easy!

In just thirty minutes TOTAL, I can teach you everything you need to know to punctuate your sentences perfectly.

Marshalling your arguments properly, making you more persuasive and making your work a joy to READ. Never again will people laugh at your punctuation.

In this course - just a few, very brief videos – each one focusing on a single learning-point, you will enjoy being in control of everything you write.

No jargon. No grammar lessons. Just simple A-B-C rules. And, as with all my courses, you get hard-copy notes to download.

In all my courses, I show you how to DRIVE the car, without teaching you how to strip down the engine.

And l try to entertain you along the way.

Book it now! It's fun, it's EASY. It's your Survival Guide.

See you in class!

Who this course is for:
  • If you already understand punctuation - this course is NOT for you. If you are a punctuation bigot – this course is NOT for you If you just want to relax, never have to worry about it ever again – welcome on board.
Course content
Expand all 12 lectures 43:24
+ THE COURSE -basic punctuation made easy
9 lectures 40:29

We learn that punctuation is not the same as grammar - it's much, much simpler. We also learn how important it can be. One man was hanged in London during the first world war, but would have lived if it had not been for a comma.

NB REMEMBER, YOU CAN DOWNLOAD HARD COPY NOTES - JUST USE THE DOWNLOAD BUTTON, TOP RIGHT.

Preview 03:42

We look at the sentence in its most basic form and see how difficult it is to read a passage without stumbling when there is no punctuation. We improve things out of all recognition with just two items of punctuation.

NB REMEMBER EACH 'LECTURE' HAS DOWNLOADABLE NOTES. USE THE DOWNLOAD BUTTON, TOP RIGHT.

The sentence
03:39

We learn about the Interrobang and its resemblace to the SS insignia. We explore the use and abuse of the exclamation mark and the question mark, their role in conveying emotion. We also learn about people who wear cardboard boxes on their feet.

Preview 05:13

We learn the EASY way to apply commas.

REMEMBER, THERE ARE PDF NOTES FOR EACH SESSION. THEY CAN BE DOWNLOADED BY USING THE DOWNLOAD BUTTON, TOP RIGHT.

The comma
05:12

The colon is one of the easiest punctuation marks to use. It acts as ringmaster to the sentence.

The colon and semicolon
03:40
How to use the apostrophe part 1
03:42

We learn about the second use of apostrophes, to denote ownership, and we meet the added complication of more than one 'owner'. Some simple tests help us out.

REMEMBER, THERE ARE PDF NOTES FOR EACH SESSION. THEY CAN BE DOWNLOADED BY USING THE DOWNLOAD BUTTON, TOP RIGHT.

How to use the apostrophe - part 2
06:18

In this session, we learn about speech marks, or quotation marks. Remember, as with all these sessions, there are hard copy notes that you can download and print off.

Speech marks (quotation marks)
07:48
END PIECE
01:15