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Grammar for Professionals

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Dec 05 - Dec 07, 2017
08:30 - 16:00 , Tue-Thu
Washington , DC $999 G
Feb 06 - Feb 08, 2018
08:30 - 16:00 , Tue-Thu
Washington , DC $999 O
Apr 10 - Apr 12, 2018
08:30 - 16:00 , Tue-Thu
Washington , DC $999 O
May 15 - May 17, 2018
08:30 - 16:00 , Tue-Thu
Washington , DC $999 O
Jun 12 - Jun 14, 2018
08:30 - 16:00 , Tue-Thu
Washington , DC $999 O
Jul 17 - Jul 19, 2018
08:30 - 16:00 , Tue-Thu
Washington , DC $999 O
Aug 21 - Aug 23, 2018
08:30 - 16:00 , Tue-Thu
Washington , DC $999 O
Sep 19 - Sep 21, 2018
08:30 - 16:00 , Wed-Fri
Washington , DC $999 O
Oct 10 - Oct 12, 2018
08:30 - 16:00 , Wed-Fri
Washington , DC $999 O
Dec 04 - Dec 06, 2018
08:30 - 16:00 , Tue-Thu
Washington , DC $999 O
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Course overview

Refresh and improve your knowledge of current English grammar and usage rules. Ensure your reader can quickly and easily understand your message. Develop confidence in using correct punctuation, capitalization, spelling, verb forms, and numerals in your writing. Know when to employ different types of sentence structures, and become experienced at writing clear, correct sentences to communicate effectively with your readers.

This course aligns with the following DoD financial management competencies:
DoD FM CompetencyProficiency LevelHours
Written Communication (Lead Self) N/A 18

Who should attend?

Individuals, including non-native English speakers, who want to refresh their knowledge of grammar.This course is the first of four sequenced writing courses: Grammar for Professionals (ENGL7005D), Fundamentals of Writing (WRIT7010D), Writing for Results (WRIT7110D), and Clear Writing through Critical Thinking (WRIT7100D).

Learning outcomes

  • Employ current standard grammar and usage in writing
  • Punctuate and capitalize correctly
  • Recognize when to use different sentence structures for different purposes
  • Avoid common errors by correctly applying rules and guidelines
  • Construct clear and correct sentences

Course outline

    Day One
    Lesson 1: Understanding Grammar
  • Connecting Grammar to the Seven Traits of Writing
  • Understanding the Purpose of Grammar
  • Taking a Pre-Assessment
  • Targeting Essential Rules
  • Creating Sentences to Learn
    Lesson 2: Writing Complete Sentences
  • Using Sentence Patterns
  • Varying Kinds of Sentences
  • Writing Active Sentences
  • Creating Parallel Structure
  • Combining Sentences
  • Using Commas (Level 1)
  • Using Commas (Level 2)
  • Using Semicolons and Colons
    Day Two

    Lesson 3: Writing Agreeable Sentences
  • Reviewing Lessons 1 and 2
  • Reviewing Subjects and Predicates
  • Forming Effective Subjects
  • Forming Effective Predicates
  • Making Subjects and Verbs Agree (Level 1)
  • Making Subjects and Verbs Agree (Level 2)
  • Making Pronouns and Antecedents Agree
  • Fixing Other Pronoun Problems
  • Using Modifiers

  • Lesson 4: Writing Correct Sentences
  • Correcting Run-Ons and Comma Splices
  • Avoiding Fragments (Level 1)
  • Avoiding Fragments (Level 2)
  • Fixing Dangling and Misplaced Modifiers
  • Fixing Incomplete Comparisons
  • Avoiding Ambiguous Wording and References
  • Fixing Rambling Sentences
  • Keeping Subjects, Verbs, and Objects Together

  • Day Three

    Lesson 5: Writing Clear Sentences
  • Reviewing Lessons 3 and 4
  • Working with Irregular Verbs
  • Using Consistent Verb Tense
  • Forming Possessives
  • Using Possessive Pronouns and Contractions
  • Avoiding Double Negatives
  • Removing Deadwood and Redundancy
  • Weeding Out Flowery Language and Triteness
  • Removing Jargon

  • Lesson 6: Using the Correct Word
  • Reviewing Usage (Level 1) 98
  • Reviewing Usage (Level 2) 100
  • Reviewing Usage (Level 3) 102

  • Lesson 7: Applying Grammar Skills
  • Understanding Editing
  • Using Editing Strategies
  • Identifying Editing Tools
  • Taking a Post-Assessment
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