Getting to grips with grammar
If you’re not sure whether to use a colon or a semicolon, can’t see what’s wrong with ‘should of’ and wouldn’t know a split infinitive from a whole one, this grammar training course is for you.
Packed with hints, tips, examples and exercises you’ll learn the basic rules so you can understand – and avoid – the common grammar and proofreading mistakes.
How will I benefit?
You’ll avoid embarrassing mistakes and typos, and find people take your writing more seriously. You’ll be able to explain to others why you’ve corrected their work rather than just saying ‘it looks wrong’. You’ll create a better impression of yourself and your company. You’ll gain new respect from journalists and editors (who take great pleasure in ridiculing poor grammar) and you’ll feel more confident in your own writing abilities.
What will I learn?
Easy ways to understand and remember the basic rules of grammar
The different parts of speech and why it’s important to know them
Common grammatical errors and how to avoid them
The difference between proofreading and editing
How to ensure your reader knows exactly what you mean
Common problem words and how to use them correctly
How to make your writing flow logically without ambiguity
What makes a sentence a sentence
How to turn long, complex sentences into short, simple ones
The different punctuation marks and how to use them
How to write in Plain English so that your words are easily understood
Who should attend?
This course is perfect for anyone wanting to brush up their writing and proofreading skills.
What else do I need to know?
If you dreaded primary school, you’ll love this course. No-one is made to feel stupid, you mark your own tests and award yourself gold stars. The exercises are fun, the examples are amusing (“if your dog does a poo, put it in a bin”) and everyone leaves knowing at least one big word with which to impress the office know-it-all.
How do I book?