Course 1: Grammar and Punctuation
Do you need to review English grammar? Have you forgotten the grammar you once studied? If so, this course is perfect for you.
The first course in this specialization is a refresher on some tools needed for good writing. It will help prepare you for the other courses. You will need about 10 hours to complete this first course. Writing is a skill and to learn a skill well, you need to practice. In this course, you will watch short video lectures and then practice and discuss what you have learned. Make sure you take good notes and use the peer discussions to ask questions. Then you’ll be able to remember the rules you learn in this course when you start writing essays in the next course.
After completing this course, you will be able to:
– identify the correct verb tenses to use
– use commas effectively
– utilize several different sentence types
– write more effectively in English
Please note that the free version of this class gives you access to all of the instructional videos and handouts. The peer feedback and quizzes are only available in the paid version.
Week 1 Course Introduction
Week 2 Verb Tenses and Conjunctions
Verb Tense Review
Module Quiz - Verbs and Conjunctions
Quiz: Verb Tenses and Conjunctions
Week 3 Compound and Complex Sentences
Adverb Clauses and Complex Sentences
Module Quiz - Compound and Complex Sentences
Quiz: Compound and Complex Sentences
Week 4 More Commas, Parallel Structure, and Sentence Variety
More Comma Use
Module Quiz - Commas, Parallel Structure, and Sentence Variety
Quiz: Commas, Parallel Structure, and Sentence Variety