Writing Well: Grammar

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

Course Overview:

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

Course Format

This course is offered in two formats: 100% online or in-class.

Available Sessions

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Jul 2-Aug 9, 2019 | Online | $380.00

Format: Online
Code: WG101S19O
Jul 2-Aug 9, 2019
6 sessions

1nstructor: Deborah Blenkhorn


Fees / Tuition

Type Fee Tax Total
$380.00 $19.00 $399.00

Sep 10-Oct 15, 2019 | Tue | 6:00 PM-8:30 PM | UBC Robson Square | $380.00

Format: In-Class
Code: WG101F19A
Offered: On Tue
Sep 10-Oct 15, 2019
6 sessions
From: 6:00 PM-8:30 PM

1nstructor: Deborah Blenkhorn


Fees / Tuition

Type Fee Tax Total
$380.00 $19.00 $399.00

Sep 24-Nov 1, 2019 | Online | $380.00

Format: Online
Code: WG101F19O
Sep 24-Nov 1, 2019
6 sessions

1nstructor: Deborah Blenkhorn


Fees / Tuition

Type Fee Tax Total
$380.00 $19.00 $399.00

Jan 7-Feb 14, 2020 | Online | $380.00

Format: Online
Code: WG101W20O
Jan 7-Feb 14, 2020

1nstructor: Deborah Blenkhorn


Fees / Tuition

Type Fee Tax Total
$380.00 $19.00 $399.00

Feb 25-Mar 31, 2020 | Tue | 6:00 PM-8:30 PM | UBC Robson Square | $380.00

Format: In-Class
Code: WG101W20A
Offered: On Tue
Feb 25-Mar 31, 2020
6 sessions
From: 6:00 PM-8:30 PM

1nstructor: Deborah Blenkhorn


Fees / Tuition

Type Fee Tax Total
$380.00 $19.00 $399.00