Thursday, December 13, 2012
8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Where: Norris University Center, 203, 1999 Campus Drive, Evanston, IL 60208 map it
Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public
Cost: NU Employees $180; Non NU Registrants $295
Learning & Organization Development
To register, click the "More Info" link above
Their tone and content may be serious, but letters, memos, e-mail messages, proposals, and reports with grammatical or punctuation errors won't be taken seriously. In this two-part workshop, participants learn how to avoid embarrassing mistakes in everyday business correspondence by getting a comprehensive, confidence-building review of the basic rules of grammar, capitalization, word usage, sentence structure, and punctuation.
Identify and use the eight parts of speech correctly
Write clear, complete sentences, fix sentence fragments and run-on sentences
Spot and correct errors of agreement, consistency problems and pronoun mistakes, and misplaced or dangling modifiers
Change passive voice to active voice
Use that/which, who/whom appropriately
Spot and correct missing or misplaced periods, question marks, exclamation points, quotation marks, apostrophes, hyphens, dashes
Use colons, semicolons, parentheses, and ellipses correctly
This two-part workshop meets once a week over two consecutive weeks; please plan to attend both dates.