Grammar Skills: Communicating with Confidence & Clarity

COURSE OUTLINE:

Description In this workshop, you'll review basic sentence construction, including how to develop sentences that are logical, clear, and powerful. You will learn to write effective sentences by identifying sentence elements, correctly using phrases and clauses, and understanding sentence classifications. This workshop is filled with interactive exercises that will allow you to explore the intricacies of grammar and and its role in effective communication.

Audience
This course is designed for individuals who want to refresh or refine their basic business grammar skills for any kind of business writing, from e-mail and memos to reports and presentations

Learning Objectives
By focusing on the fundamentals of grammar and usage, you will learn to communicate with greater confidence and clarity.

Unit 1: The importance of grammar
Topic A: Grammar skills
Topic B: Nouns and verbs

Unit 2: Pronouns, adjectives, and adverbs
Topic A: Pronouns
Topic B: Adjectives and adverbs

Unit 3: Prepositions, conjunctions, and interjections
Topic A: Prepositions
Topic B: Conjunctions
Topic C: Interjections

Unit 4: Effective sentences
Topic A: Sentence formation
Topic B: Phrases and clauses
Topic C: Sentence classifications

Unit 5: Agreement rules
Topic A: Subject and verb agreement
Topic B: Parallel sentence structure

Unit 6: Improving sentence structure
Topic A: Sentence fragments
Topic B: Run-on sentences
Topic C: Active and passive voice
Topic D: Split infinitives

Unit 7: Word choice
Topic A: The importance of word choice
Topic B: Misused words
Topic C: Spelling errors
Topic D: Prefixes and suffixes

Unit 8: Punctuation and mechanics
Topic A: Punctuation to separate clauses
Topic B: Parentheses and apostrophes
Topic C: Quotation marks and numbers
Topic D: Capitalization rules

Unit 9: Synonyms, antonyms, and homonyms
Topic A: Synonyms and antonyms
Topic B: Homonyms