Grammar Essentials: Boost Your Writing Skills

Correct the most common grammar errors to improve your writing.
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  • Lectures 25
  • Length 2.5 hours
  • Skill Level Intermediate Level
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 8/2013 English

Course Description

Do you want to improve your grammar skills, but not sure where to start? "Grammar Essentials" -- gives you the tools you need to quickly improve your standard English grammar and overall writing skills. Learn the grammar rules you absolutely need to know to immediately improve your writing for success in the classroom and the workplace. Remember, good writing begins with good grammar!

Grammar Essentials covers the most common grammar errors made in academic and business writing by students and seasoned professionals:

  • Grammar Pre-Test
  • Parts of Speech Review
  • Basic Sentence Structure
  • Prepositional Phrases
  • Fragments
  • Run-ons
  • Comma Splices
  • Subject/Verb Agreement
  • Homonyms / Homophones
  • Dangling & Misplaced Modifiers
  • Common Usage Errors
  • Noun/Pronoun Agreement
  • Final Grammar Test

BONUS: Avoiding Sexist Language

What are the requirements?

  • Course materials provided.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Identify and correct common grammar issues.
  • Write grammatically correct sentences.
  • Improve your academic & business writing skills.

What is the target audience?

  • Business professionals
  • Returning Students
  • Current College Students;
  • TOEFL / ESL Students

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: Before You Get Started
04:20

Learn how to find and download course materials.

01:03

Download additional lesson resources.

Article

Troubleshoot: Completed lessons still showing as incomplete.

15 questions

Get a quick assessment of your current grammar knowledge. Too easy? Well, the quizzes get a bit more challenging as the course progresses!

Section 2: Parts of Speech
10:47

Parts of Speech:

•Adjective

•Adverb

•Antecedent

•Clause

•Conjunction

•Interjection

•Modifier

•Noun

07:32

Parts of Speech:

•Object

•Phrase

•Preposition

•Pronoun

•Sentence

•Subject

•Verb

Remember to download the attached exercise.

19 pages

Review the video lecture at your own pace.

9 questions

Type the appropriate answer into the blank.

Practice #2
10 questions
Section 3: Basic Sentence Structure
Sentence Structure
06:32
Sentence Variety
7 questions
Section 4: Prepositions
05:33

Learn to identify common prepositions.

9 pages

Read the video slides at your own pace.

Exercise #1: Prepositions
1 page
Answers #1: Prepositions
1 page
Exercise #2: Prepositions
1 page
Answers #2: Prepositions
1 page
Section 5: Sentence Fragments
08:15

Identify and eliminate fragments. Complete the video and exercises before attempting the quizzes. Remember, no peeking ahead at the answers!

8 pages

If the video moves too fast, click through these lecture slides at your own pace.

10 questions

Directions: Correctly identify complete sentences and fragments.

10 questions

Directions: Click “S” for complete sentence or “F” for fragment.

Section 6: Run-on Sentences
04:11

Learn how to identify and correct run-ons. Complete the lesson materials before attempting the quiz. Remember to download all of the exercise handouts.

6 pages

If the video moves too fast, click through these lecture slides at your own pace.

Practice #6: Run-ons
10 questions
10 questions

Choose the correct answer for each sentence.

Section 7: Comma Splice
Comma Splices
03:39
10 questions

Correctly identify comma splices and run-ons.

Comma Splice #2
10 questions
Section 8: Subject Verb Agreement
10:44

Make sure to download the exercises. Click "View Resources".

11 pages

If the video moves too fast, click through these lecture slides at your own pace.

10 questions

Directions: Choose the correct verb to complete the sentence.

8 questions

Directions: Choose the correct verb to complete the sentence.

Section 9: Homonyms/Homophones
Homonyms/Homophones
04:24
Practice #1
10 questions
Section 10: Dangling/Misplaced Modifiers
Dangling/Misplaced Modifiers
09:50
Dangling/Misplaced #1
10 questions
Section 11: Common Usage Errors
Usage Errors Video
17:31
Who/I/Myself
6 questions
Usage Errors
20 questions
Section 12: Noun-Pronoun Agreement
Noun-Pronoun Agreement
06:57
Nouns
10 questions
Pronouns
10 questions
Noun-Pronoun Agreement
10 questions
Section 13: BONUS: Avoiding Sexist Language
Avoiding Sexist Language
05:20
Sexist Language
15 questions
Section 14: Final Grammar Test
Grammar Post-Test
20 questions

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Instructor Biography

Ashan R. Hampton, Assistant Professor of English/Editor/Writer

Ashan R. Hampton has worked as an English instructor in higher education for several years and is very proficient in writing, editing and instruction. Recently, Ashan completed course work for doctoral candidacy in the Leadership for Higher Education program at Capella University with a 4.0 GPA.

With her doctoral studies on hold, Ashan has found success in online education. She produces and teaches her own writing and grammar courses for global audiences. She is the owner and principal editor of Easy Edits Writing and E-learning Services, which specializes in helping students and professionals produce error-free documents.

Ashan is also a published author and has recently released two unique grammar books: "Practical Grammar Essentials" and "Urban Grammar Quick Fixes," now available on Amazon and other popular booksellers.

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