Northwestern University

Thu 8:30 AM

HRD500- Better Business Grammar and Usage

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When: 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

Contact: Learning & Organization Development   847.467.5081

Group: Learning & Organization Development

Category: Training

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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.

Key Points

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.

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