Writers at Work: A Review for Professionals - Part 1: Eliminating Common Grammar Errors

Develop your sentence mechanics and grammar proficiencies with this course designed to master fundamental writing concepts. Identify various parts of speech and recognize common errors to improve the effectiveness of your writing. Start today!

Key Program Information
Categories Continuing Education Degrees, Certificates, and Courses for Contemporary Learners Online Professional and Workforce Development
Program Type Non-Credit
Delivery Format Online
Series Writers at Work Technical Certificate Program
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Program Description

Sentence mechanics are the foundation of good writing. You can have the best ideas in the world, but if your sentences are full of grammatical errors, you may lose your reader’s confidence in your professionalism and competence. In this online course, you will review the basics of good writing: sentence structure, parts of speech, and common subject/verb/pronoun problems. Activities and exercises reinforce your mastery of these concepts and instructors are available for support throughout the course.

You will be able to:

  • Identify and correctly use various parts of speech
  • Recognize and revise fragments and run-on sentences
  • Correct common problems with subject-verb agreement and pronoun errors
  • Identify and correct dangling and misplaced modifiers
  • Proofread more effectively

*The Writers at Work Certificate Program consists of four 10-hour courses that allow busy professionals a flexible path toward developing valuable writing techniques. Explore grammar and punctuation while learning the process of writing clear and concise documents. Proficiency in effective business writing can set you apart from other employees and improve your chances of career advancement.

Certificate

Your writing skills directly reflect your professional image. The better your skills, the better your chances for professional advancement. Effective writing in the workplace is a critical skill in today’s job market. Research shows that employers value workers who think creatively and communicate effectively.

*The Writers at Work Certificate Program consists of four 10-hour courses that allow busy professionals a flexible path toward developing valuable writing techniques. Explore grammar and punctuation while learning the process of writing clear and concise documents. Proficiency in effective business writing can set you apart from other employees and improve your chances of career advancement.

You will be able to:

  • Identify and correct common grammatical errors
  • Revise and generate clear and concise writing
  • Write effective and professional emails to capture your reader’s attention
  • Connect words and ideas using transitions, parallelism and other strategies
  • Use specific techniques to adapt the tone of a document
  • Learn basic design elements to create visually appealing pieces
  • Proofread, edit and revise more effectively