Pam Hurley's teaching style is outstanding and I learned a lot. I will recommend [the class] to some of the people I know who would like to improve their communication skills and [who] may find your course interesting.Physician Italy Scientific Writing +View More
Writing has always been a challenge for me as a foreign medical graduate who learned (is learning) English as an adult. Your online course has given me many tools to use in my career, but what I am most thankful for is for helping me overcome my fear of writing in this high literacy environment.Physician Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Scientific Writing +View More
Thank you for the course. I have really enjoyed it and learned a lot, especially from taking my time to work through the exercises. I look forward to gain more experience and try out the methods and lessons as I get more involved in writing reports at work.Frank Poulsen, Quantitative Ecologist ESSA Technologies Scientific Writing +View More
It was really nice to work with you over the past two months. Your audience-oriented approach is very useful, as past writing classes I attended always focused on grammar and format, etc.Scientist Bayer Scientific Writing +View More
Do you use dashes as your primary form of punctuation? If so, it’s time to learn more about semicolons and commas and when to actually use dashes.
A misplaced comma can have a devastating effect on your document. Okay, perhaps “devastating” is too strong a word, but commas do show readers how to make sense of information. If you need some brushing up on your comma skills, check this baby out.
A complete sentence must. Include a subject and a verb. See how we did that? Those are sentence fragments; learn more how to ensure that your sentences are complete in this jewel.
Possessives versus plurals:
Are you the kind of writer who uses prepositional phrases just to avoid figuring out if a possessive or plural is required? If so, and if you’re not quite sure what a prepositional phrase is, this little beauty will teach you.
These interactive modules include
- A voiced lecture
- Knowledge checks
- Supplement that includes additional discussion of the module's points
- Writing aid that serves as a checklist for various writing tasks
- Writing option
- Written feedback on writing option
At the conclusion of this course participants should be able to
- Discuss what sentence fragments are and how to avoid them
- Avoid writing run-on sentences
- Create possessives and plurals
- Use commas, colons, and semicolons effectively