Writers at Work: A Review for Professionals - Part 2: Perfecting Your Punctuation

Take your punctuation proficiency to a new level. Organize your thoughts and words into effective messaging for your audience using appropriate punctuation. Learn to avoid common mistakes and become an expert on all things punctuation-related 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

Correct punctuation is essential to clear and effective writing. Without it, you may confuse readers, cloud sentence meaning, or reflect your professional image poorly. Part II of this series covers punctuation and provides a practical understanding without the need to memorize countless rules. Units will go over commas, semicolons, apostrophes, colons, quotation marks, and parentheses.  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 punctuation such as commas, semicolons, apostrophes and colons
  • 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