• Brush Up Your Punctuation and Grammar with Plain English Ireland
    April 29, 2021 - May 29, 2021
    10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
By Sarah Marriott of Plain English Ireland
When:
Thursday 29th of April
Duration:
10am-1.00pm
Location:
Online via Zoom.
Cost:
Image Skillnet Member Price: €23
Full price for non-Image Skillnet members: €34

Course Overview
We all know that online writing must be correct and professional, but how do you know that your writing has no mistakes?  For example: When do you use a comma or a dash? Is it okay to use a lot of capital letters? What’s a correct sentence? How long should a sentence be? What’s the difference between ‘inquiry’ and ‘enquiry’?

Don’t worry – it’s not like school! This really practical workshop will give you the chance to learn the rules and see how you can apply them to your writing. You’ll go into breakout rooms to do practical exercises, based on social media posts in your industry.

Course Content
On this course you will learn about;

  • Punctuation refresher
    • How to use correct punctuation in your social media posts
    • Easy rules for when to use commas, apostrophes, capital letters and more
  • How to fix common problems of grammar, such as:
    • What makes a correct sentence and paragraph?
    • How to sound professional
  • How to use commonly confused words (e.g. affect/effect, practice/practise)

Course Delivery / Requirements
3 hour Zoom, with breakout rooms for practical exercises. After the live session, attendees receive the presentation and useful fact-sheets on punctuation, grammar, common errors and online resources.

Attendees need to have access to the internet and a computer/laptop to see the presentation. As it’s interactive, they also need to be in a place where they can talk. Webcam is helpful but not essential.

Project Work / Work Experience / Exams
None.

Learning Outcomes
On successful completion, you will have the confidence and knowledge to write social media posts that use correct punctuation and grammar. You’ll also have the chance to ask the trainer anything you like about writing correct English, no question is too small!

Qualification Awarded On Completion
Certificate of attendance via email.

About Plain English Ireland
Plain English Ireland offers writing-skills courses for people who write at work. It was set up by Sarah Marriott, an ex-Irish Times journalist and co-author of Common Errors in Written English. As your trainer, Sarah shares her obsession with punctuation (yes, really!) and enthusiasm for English to help you write more confidently and correctly at work. For more information: https://plainenglish.ie/

For more information, or if you need help in booking on to this course, contact us at info@imageskillnet.ie or 071-9640438. Course must be fully paid for in advance of the start date.

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