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Mastering English Grammar

A solid grasp of grammar is the foundational skill of copyediting and proofreading across all media. In this course, review the eight principal parts of speech, and gain an understanding of how they work together syntactically to form sentences. Topics include dangling modifiers, subject-verb and noun-pronoun agreement, misplaced punctuation, and run-on sentences. Learn how and when to use a copy editor’s most important tools—dictionaries and related grammar and style guides—to verify standard grammar and syntax. Advanced concepts are presented through onsite, hands-on workshops.

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You'll Walk Away with

  • A review of all parts of speech and their roles within sentences and paragraphs
  • Experience analyzing and parsing of sentences for agreement, punctuation, and various simple and complex constructions (simple, compound, restrictive/nonrestrictive clauses, danglers)
  • The ability to identify and correct grammar and syntax errors
  • An overview of reference texts for researching and verifying correct grammar and word choice

1 section

  • Fall 2018
    • Section

      001
    • Semester

      Fall 2018
    • Date

      Sep 17 - Nov 9
    • Day

      Tuesday
    • Time

      6:30PM-8:30PM
      • In-Person/Online Blended
    • Format

      In-Person/Online Blended
      • In-Person/Online Blended
    • Sessions

      2
    • Faculty

      Schweppe, Sarah
    • Location

      Location TBA
    • Nov 6 – Nov 6
    • Tuesday
    • 6:30PM – 8:30PM
    • Location TBA
    • Sep 17 – Nov 9
    • Self-Paced
    • Sep 18 – Sep 18
    • Tuesday
    • 6:30PM – 8:30PM
    • Location TBA
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    • Section

      2
    • Semester

      Summer 2018
    • Date

      Jun 4 - Aug 13
    • Day

      Tuesday
    • Time

      6:30PM-8:30PM
      • In-Person/Online Blended
    • Format

      In-Person/Online Blended
      • In-Person/Online Blended
    • Sessions

      2
    • Faculty

      Schweppe, Sarah
    • Location

      Woolworth Building
    Tuition $625