This course is ideal for: Anyone who just wants to know the rules, without having to look them up…
Every. Single. Time.
Learn the key rules of punctuation and grammar
Discover how to avoid common business writing mistakes
Gain more confidence in your day-to-day writing
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.
The way the course was presented was fantastic. There was never a dull moment.
I've gained knowledge as well as confidence in my grammar and punctuation skills.
– Claudia Arrage
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.
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…
This is an essential course for everyone. It will refresh your knowledge and it will assist with your writing skills.
It reinforced the rules of punctuation and grammar that I had long forgotten.
– Lorna O’Brien