Questions concerning grammar usage often come up at work. When you look at grammar usage books, do you find yourself confused and at a loss for answers? This one-day workshop covers the basics of grammar, word usage, and sentence completeness to include nouns by classification; capitalization; plurals of general words, unfamiliar words, and abbreviations; singular and plural possessives; punctuate phrases and clauses; and sentence fragments, run-ons, and comma splices. Everything covered in this fast-paced workshop has a practical application for writers.
NOTE: This course supports the principles of Plain Talk.
Performance Objectives: Upon completion of this course you should be able to:
- Understand the use of grammar in writing.
- Define and locate Nouns by classification.
- Follow rules on when and when not to capitalize words.
- Form plurals of general words, unfamiliar words, and abbreviations.
- Learn recent changes in forming singular and plural possessives.
- Identify and punctuate phrases and clauses.
- Identify sentence fragments, run-ons, and comma splices.
- Write complete sentences in plain talk.
Competencies covered in this course: Written Communication
Intended Audience: Public sector employees who write, edit, proofread, or prepare final copy for distribution or publication.