Northwestern University

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 Ave, Chicago, IL 60611 map it

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

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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