Grammar Refresher

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Grammar Refresher Course Description

Develop your English grammar skills and take your writing and speaking to the next level of excellence in this course. This course explores the eight parts of speech, punctuation and mechanics, and foundational sentence construction. You will learn about phrases, clauses, problem words, common grammar mistakes, and much more through practical, hands-on exercises. You will also learn through short videos, examples, and even fun games. Take your writing and speaking to the next level of excellence!

New sessions start every month, so you can sign up anytime. View upcoming session start dates below.

  • October 16th, 2019
  • November 13th, 2019
  • December 11th,  2019
  • January 15th, 2020

You will spend about two to four hours each week completing two engaging lessons in an enjoyable, interactive online learning environment.

Expert instructors develop and lead every course, and you’ll be able to interact with them and with fellow students in lively online Discussion Areas.

Lessons are released every Wednesday and Friday at noon during your session. Upon completing a course with a passing score, you’ll get confirmation of completion from the Savannah Tech Continuing Education department.

Week One

Lesson 01 – Using Nouns, Pronouns, and Adjectives

This first lesson explores three common parts of speech: The noun, pronoun, and adjective. You will learn how personal and possessive pronouns are used as well as how subject and object pronouns and used in sentences. Finally, take a look at adjectives and articles. You will explore how adjectives modify nouns and how to use them in your writing.

Lesson 02 – Using Verbs and Adverbs

This lesson explores verbs and adjectives. You will take a look at both action verbs and linking verbs and review the basic types of verb tenses and how to use them effectively in your writing. Finally, explore adverbs, which modify verbs, adjectives and other adverbs. You will learn how to use (and not overuse them) in your writing.

Week Two

Lesson 03 – Using Prepositions, Conjunctions, and Interjections

This lesson focuses on the last three parts of speech: prepositions, conjunctions, and interjections. Prepositions show relationships between nouns and pronouns. Conjunctions are used to connect words, phrases, and clauses within a sentence. Finally, interjections are used to show feeling and emotion. You will see how these three parts of speech work in sentences and how to use them correctly in your writing.

Lesson 04 – Capitalization and Punctuation

In this lesson, you will explore the most common types of punctuation (except the comma). You will explore the needed capitalization rules and also take a look at the three types of end punctuation. You will also explore the rules and usage for colons, semicolons, quotations, apostrophes, and parenthesis. By the end of this lesson you will be able to use these punctuation marks correctly and effectively.

Week Three

Lesson 05 – Commas

In this lesson, you will explore the most common type of punctuation, the comma. You will explore the various rules that govern comma usage in the English language while also learning how to use commas effectively in your writing. By the end of this lesson you will know how to place commas correctly in a variety of sentences.

Lesson 06 – Sentences

In this lesson, you will explore complete and incomplete sentences. You will see what makes a sentence complete and how to avoid incomplete sentences. Then, turn your attention to the kinds of sentences in the English language: Declarative (makes a statement), Interrogative (asks a question), Imperative (issues a command), and Exclamatory (shows strong emotion). Finally, you will explore some common problems and pitfalls to avoid when writing sentences.

Week Four

Lesson 07 – Plural and Possessive Words

In this lesson, you will explore plural and possessive words. Plural words refer to more than one; while, possessive words refer to nouns and pronouns and show ownership. There are several rules you must follow to form plural and possessive words and there are also exceptions to those rules. In this lesson, you will explore the rules and have plenty of opportunities to practice your new grammar skills.

Lesson 08 – Difficult and Confusing Words

In this lesson, you will explore some of the most difficult and confusing words in the English language. There are many words that spell or sound similar yet have very different meanings. In this lesson, you will explore those words, including homophones, and you will have plenty of opportunities to practice your new skills. In your writing, you never want to use the wrong words and this lesson will help you avoid those common pitfalls.

Week Five

Lesson 09 – Phrases

In this lesson, you will learn about phrases in the English language. Phrases are groups of words that have distinct meanings and perform certain functions within a sentence. In this lesson, you will explore the following types of phrases, including prepositional phrases, appositive phrases, gerund phrases, adverb phrases, adjective phrases, infinitive phrases, participle phrases, and absolute phrases. You will have plenty of opportunities to explore examples and practice your skills with each type of phrase.

Lesson 10 – Agreement

In this lesson, you will explore the issue of agreement. Within the English language, parts of a sentence must agree in different ways. First, you will explore subject / verb agreement, as these two sentence parts must agree in number. Finally, you will see how using the correct conjunctions can correctly connect words or sentence parts together. You will have plenty of opportunities to practice these agreement issues and resolve common agreement problems.

Week Six

Lesson 11 – Common Sentence Problems

In English, words come together to create sentences. A sentence is a unit of thought, and each sentence must contain a subject and a verb to be complete. However, there are three common sentence errors that writers often make. In this lesson, you will explore those three common errors, the run-on, the comma splice, and the fragment. You will learn how to avoid these errors in your writing and how to fix these common problems. You will have plenty of opportunities to practice your skills in this lesson.

Lesson 12 – Becoming a Better Writer

The study of grammar doesn’t stand on its own. The purpose of studying grammar is to improve your English speaking and writing skills. As you wrap up the course, you get to put your grammar skills to work. You will explore ten writing tips and have opportunities to practice your writing skills in this lesson.

  • Course Prerequisites:
    • This course teaches American English grammar. If you’re an ESL student who isn’t yet fluent in written and spoken English, please consider enrolling in Grammar for ESL Students.
  • Instructional Material Requirements:
    • The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment and will be available online.
  • Hardware Requirements:
    • This course can be taken on either a PC or Mac device.
    • You must have working headphones or speakers.
  • Software Requirements:
    • PC: Windows XP or later.
    • Mac: OS X Snow Leopard 10.6 or later.
    • Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox are preferred. Microsoft Edge and Safari are also compatible.
    • Adobe Flash Player. Click here to download the Flash Player.
    • Adobe Acrobat Reader. Click here to download the Acrobat Reader.
    • Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins
  • Other:
    •  Email capabilities and access to a personal email account

Curt Simmons, B.A., M.Ed, is a best-selling author, trainer, and multi-media expert. He holds degrees in English and communication studies and has more than 10 years of experience teaching English and writing in the classroom. Additionally, Simmons has authored numerous books on a wide variety of technology topics and has been a technical editor for numerous other titles.

Cost: $125

Payment Options: Credit & Debit Card payments are accepted online.

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