Northwestern University

Aug
14
Thu 8:30 AM

HRD500-Better Business Grammar and Usage

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When: Thursday, August 14, 2014
8:30 AM - 12:30 PM  

Where: Wieboldt Hall North Entrance, 362
339 E. Chicago Avenue  
Chicago, IL 60611 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Costs: 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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