Refine your writing to say exactly what you intend it to say. Make it the best. Explore errors in agreement, structural inconsistencies, shifts in person and tense, and wordiness/concision. Next, you will learn how to correct and reshape sentences that have gone wrong. 

 

Put the finishing touches on your work by selecting the right capitalization and choosing the best punctuation. In addition, you’ll receive proofreading tips that will help you ensure everything you write is polished and in tip-top shape.

 

 

CEUs/ILUs: 1.6
Length (in hours): 16

Agenda

Unit 1

Agreement

  • Subject-Verb Agreement
  • Singular or Plural?
  • Between Subject and Verb
  • Here, There, and It
  • Pronoun-Verb Agreement
  • Pronoun-Antecedent Agreement

Unit 2

Shifts in Person, Tense, and Structure

  • Shifts in Person and Tense
  • Lack of Parallel Structure
  • Other Structural Shifts

Unit 3

Clarity, Concision, Diction, and Logic

  • Syntax and Modifiers
  • Faulty Reference
  • Wordiness
  • Diction and Logic

Unit 4

Capitalization and Punctuation

  • Capitalization Rules
  • End Punctuation
  • Internal Punctuation
  • Other Punctuation Marks
  • Quotation Marks

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Next start date

Nov 2 – 27