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Good Grammar, Good Style™

Course summary

Feeling grammatically incorrect? Do you yearn for clearer writing? Then take Good Grammar, Good Style™, a painless way to remember all those rules that tormented you back in Miss Thistlebottom's English class. This intensive review will change the way you think about grammar and style.

Who should take the course?

All writers and editors—anyone who wants to feel confident about revising and editing professional documents.

What will I learn?

You'll learn how to . . .

  • Tell what matters in grammar and style and what does not.
  • Identify the eight (8) parts of speech.
  • Recognize when and how to rewrite passive constructions.
  • Use print and electronic tools to solve most problems
    of usage and mechanics.
  • Apply Graphic Grammar™ to troublesome sentences.
  • Punctuate the four kinds of sentences.
  • Use other punctuation correctly, including colons for lists.
  • Apply 3 techniques for clearer writing.
  • Use the right word.
  • Correct usage mistakes.
  • Get rid of Word Bugs, such as acronyms, gobbledegook, and other verbal vermin.
  • Proofread efficiently.

How will I learn?

Guaranteed: Not Boring!This lively and entertaining course features engaging presentations and many individual and small-group exercises.


How long does the training last?

One or 2 full days.

What materials do I get?

You will receive a substantial training manual and other materials— plus many extras at the course's Web site.

Who teaches the class?

Your instructor will be an engaging, highly rated teacher, with an advanced degree and many years' professional experience as a technical writer.

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"I finally understand English punctuation."






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