Punctuation Power: Bitesize Grammar for Instant Success!

Increase your chances of success at work by brushing up on basic skills to using advanced punctuation in your writing.
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  • Lectures 18
  • Contents Video: 1 hour
    Other: 5 mins
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 5/2015 English

Course Description

Hello and welcome!

I don't know about you but when I was at school, the government decided to take grammar lessons off the curriculum.

Fortunately, having both parents as English teachers, this didn't hold me back too much in my written skills. Now an English teacher myself, and a total grammar geek, I want to share my knowledge with you, and give you too the opportunity to feel confident with grammatical devices.

Think about it... who is more likely to get the job...the applicant who writes like a pro or the one who puts apostrophes in the wrong places? Which employee is more likely to be asked to do the presentations, write up the important letters, promote the company, deal with the customers, lead training sessions etc.? This successful employee will be you in just a few, easy to follow lectures.

There are many books and courses out there on grammar, and many are simply overwhelming in content. What you have here is the first bite-size grammar course in a series covering aspects of punctuation only. By taking on aspects of grammar one step at a time you are far more likely to succeed and build your confidence!

This course is part of a series on how to increase your chances of success at work by using correct and effective grammar. In this course you will find out about the different types of punctuation that will help you to become a more successful, confident, and competent writer.

Set out in levels of difficulty, you can progress from simple punctuation skills to advanced, in your own time, anywhere.

With lifetime access, downloadable resources, discussion forums, regular updates, and a Udemy 30 day full refund no questions asked available, what have you got to lose?!

Get started today and become more successful using punctuation straight away.

What are the requirements?

  • Students taking this course will need a competent grasp of the English language, something to take notes on, and a willingness to learn and succeed!

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Use a range of punctuation correctly
  • Use a range of punctuation effectively
  • Confidently apply new knowledge at work
  • Increase chances of success in the workplace
  • Help children with English homework

What is the target audience?

  • This grammar course is for those who would like to brush up on their punctuation skills.
  • If you lack confidence when it comes to punctuation or are not sure how to use it effectively, you have come to the right place.
  • This course is suitable for foreign students of English keen to learn more about the uses of English grammar.
  • I would not recommend this course for anyone who is already a confident and experienced grammarian.
  • This course only covers aspects of punctuation, it does not cover all areas of grammar.
  • Split into sections of increasing difficulty, this course is suitable for a wide range of students, whether you are fairly new to English or you've always wanted to know how to use a semi-colon effectively.
  • The first course in a series of grammar courses, students are able to get to grips with one aspect of grammar at a time, without getting overwhelmed.

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.

Curriculum

Section 1: Start Here
03:25

A bit about me and this course.

03:19

Be amazed at what a difference competent, varied and effective punctuation can make to your success at work.

02:19

What goes through the mind of an employer when they read applications, resumes and reports from potential/current staff members. What attributes does an employer/the customer want and expect from you? Find out how important it is to be grammatically correct.

Section 2: Basic skills - English punctuation for beginners.
05:10

How and when to use capital letters. Avoid common pitfalls and practise using these activities.

04:09

How and when to use a full-stop.

07:00

What the point of commas is, how and when to use them properly.

04:44

How and when to use question marks. The difference between direct questions and rhetorical questions.

8 questions

Test your basic punctuation knowledge.

Section 3: Intermediate skills - Brush up on how to use common punctuation without fear.
03:56

How to choose appropriate opportunities for using exclamation marks without overdoing it.

06:48

What apostrophes are used for, how to avoid common pitfalls and a bit of historical background.

02:42

How to use common brackets and what effects they can create.

Article

Studying the various uses of inverted commas, both singular and double.

8 questions

Test your intermediate punctuation skills.

Section 4: Advanced skills - become a grammar pro.
02:33

What an ellipses is and what effects they can create.

01:41

How colons are easier to use than many people fear.

04:03

Find out how the 'dreaded' semi-colon will become your favourite type of punctuation!

Article

The difference between common and square brackets and what situations you can use them in.

8 questions

Test your advanced punctuation skills.

Section 5: Final stop.
4 pages

What we have learnt. How we have achieved our curriculum goals.

Article

Apply your knowledge in these downloadable practise documents.

00:43

Well done for completing this course. I look forward to receiving your feedback and wish you all the best in your future successes!

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Instructor Biography

Caroline Lucas, Lecturer of English

Hi, my name is Caroline Lucas. I am of British nationality therefore my courses follow UK English in terms of spelling and grammar. My profession is Teacher of English Literature and Language, and Drama. I am also a writer currently working on a series of children's books for able readers, and an online lecturer. A student of the Arts, I am passionate about theatre, music, fine art and communications. I am also very interested in the acquisition of language, linguistic links and devices, and how to deliver outstanding lessons to a wide student base. My qualifications include PGCE, BAHons English Lit, Related Lit and Art History, MAEducation Leadership and Management, and TEFL.

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