Can’t remember the difference between a conjunction and a preposition? Don’t know what all the fuss is about passive voice? Do your modifiers dangle?
Through a variety of written assignments, learn how to write well-constructed sentences and effective paragraphs. Topics include tips for devising clear, concise sentences, and avoiding common mistakes such as faulty parallelism, fragments, run-on sentences and dangling and misplaced modifiers.
You’ll receive feedback on the assignments you submit, and be encouraged to contribute to in-class or online exercises. By the end of the course, you’ll be able to detect and correct grammatical errors in your writing and produce clear, concise prose.
Recommended Text: Messenger, William E. The Canadian Writer’s Handbook, 6th Edition
Week 1: The Writing Process, Parts of Speech and Punctuation
Week 2: Sentence Basics
Week 3: Editing Challenges
Week 4: Revision Strategies
Week 5: Pronouns, Paragraphing and Proofreading
Week 6: Mechanics, Quotation Marks and Spelling
This course is offered in two formats: 100% online or in-class.