Essential for all writers
Are you looking to refresh your writing skills? Are you in a job where accuracy in English is essential? Are your Word documents littered with red and green squiggly lines? Keen to stop your current “Russian roulette”, dice-rolling approach to apostrophes, plurals and other gremlins? Then keep reading.
Grammar and punctuation are the building blocks that help shape every piece of effective communication. However, when used incorrectly, they stand out for all to see – reflecting poorly on you and your organisation’s credibility. This is why it is so important to understand the key rules and to eliminate guesswork forever. And our popular Grammar and Punctuation Essentials course can help you do precisely that.
Now, in many cultures, “Grammar” is a kindly old woman who bakes cookies, knits jumpers and comments on how much you’ve grown. But the grammar we’re talking about here packs hand grenades and tripwires – showcasing English at its inconsistent worst. And when teamed up with “Punctuation”, they form a mischievous pair – wielding a bunch of rules you’d swear had been designed to make us all look perpetually stupid.
Luckily, this course will help you tame the beast.
Included in this course:
- The fundamentals of correct punctuation and grammar to give you more confidence in your writing and your job.
- Common mistakes in business writing and how to fix them.
- The ‘grey areas’ of language – when to bend, break or keep a rule.
- Practical exercises exploring the nine parts of speech.
- Did we mention apostrophes?
And MUCH more!
Bonus: Grey Areas and Gremlins
As part of this course, you will also receive a copy of the comprehensive workbook Grey Areas and Gremlins: A Grammar and Punctuation Refresher (valued at $50). This is a useful resource that you can refer to even when the course is over.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q: Why should I learn grammar and punctuation?
A: Almost every profession requires at least some form of written communication – yet generations of Australians have missed out on learning grammar and punctuation at school. The confidence you get from knowing how to do this stuff is powerful – and can be applied to all areas of your life, not just work.
Q: It sounds a bit dry. Is it?
A: Well, you’d normally think so. But luckily, your guide to this lexical minefield is the delightful Deb Doyle – an editorial expert with an uncanny ability to turn the traditionally dull world of grammar and punctuation into a fun, jam-packed, eye-opening journey.
Q: So it’s the most fun I’ll ever have?
A: Hey, we didn’t say that. But it’s far MORE fun than you probably thought it would be.
Q: Are there any side effects to doing this course?
A: Yes. As a result of completing our Grammar and Punctuation Essentials course, many people find themselves scoffing at printed signs, tut-tutting advertisements, cringing at chalk boards and correcting their friends’ Facebook updates...
The AWC methodology
We believe that anyone can learn how to write clearly and effectively. With our unique methodology, you’ll be able to transform the way you write. It will equip you with the skills and templates you need to write in plain English and provide you with simple, easy-to-use frameworks that ensure your message is communicated – no matter what kind of document you are writing. We understand the business world – so we focus on exactly what you need to know to communicate with stakeholders, customers and colleagues.
We are Australia’s leading provider of short writing courses. Our world-class presenters are actively working in business and will ensure your training is relevant, up to date and fun!ELIMINATE GUESSWORK FOREVER
with Grammar and Punctuation Essentials