Grammar & Punctuation

Write better. Period.

Level: Beginner
Instructor: Carena Tachtchouk

Grammar & Punctuation

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  • Self-paced instruction
  • 16 video lessons
  • 0h 59m of lesson content
  • Grammar exercises
  • Led by an industry expert
  • Lifetime access
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Who Should Take This Course

Writers, Journalists, Copywriters, Copy Editors, Proofreaders, PR and Communications Professionals, Marketers

Skills You Will Learn

How to get your message across, the first time

Identify major parts of speech, including verbs, adjectives, nouns and more

Use past, present or future tense

Properly use punctuation, including commas, semicolons, colons, em and en dashes

Identify and utilize prepositions, conjunctions and interjections

Avoid homophone misuse and double negatives

Define exactly what style is and why it differs from style guide to style guide

Why Take This Course

It’s easy to forget the basic rules of grammar and punctuation when you are firing off texts and tweets at rapid speed. That makes it all the more important to refresh and ingrain fundamental writing rules into your bones.

This course will enhance your knowledge of grammatical building blocks, help you navigate grammar and style rules, and teach you to apply these best practices to produce clear, concise and engaging content for editorial, business or any other written communication.

Session 1

Grammar 101

  • Lesson 1: Allow Grammar to Reintroduce Itself
  • Lesson 2: Prepositions, Conjunctions and a Quick Interjection
  • Lesson 3: Double Negatives Don’t Make a Positive
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Session 2

How Do You Write “Good?”

  • Lesson 1: It's Not Always Just They're, Their, or There
  • Lesson 2: Pronouns, Adverbs and How to Get Them Right
  • Lesson 3: The Proper Combination of Verbs, Adjectives and Nouns
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Session 3

Stop, Drop, & Maybe Don't Put That Comma There

  • Lesson 1: Short, Sweet and Simple...Period.
  • Lesson 2: The Do's & Don'ts of Punctuation - Don't Overdo It
  • Lesson 3: Em dash, Hyphen, and those Weird Symbols on Your Keyboard
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Session 4

Hit Me with Your Best Sentence

  • Lesson 1: Sentence Structure 101
  • Lesson 2: How to Get Your Message Across...The First Time
  • Lesson 3: Don't Get Tense - Unless it's Past, Present or Future
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About the Instructor

Carena Tachtchouk

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Carena Tachtchouk is a copyeditor/indexer at Audible and a freelance editor for Spiralized and Tasty Bytes magazine. She has also volunteered for Incarcerated Voices, a nonprofit organization that works with the Freeform Radio Initiative to explore the circumstances and conditions of incarceration. Carena graduated with a MA in English from St. Johns University with a focus in fiction.