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Grammar and Punctuation

This course is a part of Academic English: Writing, a 5-course Specialization series from Coursera.

Course 1: Grammar and Punctuation Do you need to review English grammar? Have you forgotten the grammar you once studied? If so, this course is perfect for you. The first course in this specialization is a refresher on some tools needed for good writing. It will help prepare you for the other courses. You will need about 10 hours to complete this first course. Writing is a skill and to learn a skill well, you need to practice. In this course, you will watch short video lectures and then practice and discuss what you have learned. Make sure you take good notes and use the peer discussions to ask questions. Then you'll be able to remember the rules you learn in this course when you start writing essays in the next course. After completing this course, you will be able to: - identify the correct verb tenses to use - use commas effectively - utilize several different sentence types - write more effectively in English Please note that the free version of this class gives you access to all of the instructional videos and handouts. The peer feedback and quizzes are only available in the paid version.

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University of California, Irvine

Rating 4.7 based on 2,072 ratings
Length 5 weeks
Effort 4 weeks of study, 4-5 hours/week
Starts Apr 29 (3 weeks ago)
Cost $69
From University of California, Irvine via Coursera
Instructors Tamy Chapman, Helen Nam, Brad Gilpin
Download Videos On all desktop and mobile devices
Language English
Subjects Languages Humanities
Tags Personal Development Language Learning Learning English

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grammar and punctuation in 128 reviews

I learn lot about Grammar and Punctuation.

This course really helpful and valuable that made me understood more about grammar and punctuation by video, practices quiz, and assignment.

Very helpful in bringing my grammar and punctuation skills to a basic level.

These courses taught me a lot about grammar and punctuation.

lovely course ... i love it and i love teacher that introduce a course Thank you so much and this course helping me to understand grammar and punctuation.

Good course Great way to review English grammar and punctuation.

It has been quite a few years since I studied grammar and punctuation, and I found that I had forgotten certain rules.

If you are looking for to improve your grammar and punctuation in English, don't hesitate to try it!It's quizzes will dare your knowledge.

highly recommended in 16 reviews

Highly recommended This course is awesome.

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Highly recommended for all who want to produce good English.

Highly recommended for anyone looking to improve their grammar and punctuation.

i love this course Highly recommended for learners aiming at reviwing the basics and fundamentals.

parallel structure in 15 reviews

It has helped me with writing complex sentences and adhering to parallel structure when writing essays.

Also, I learned about parallel structure and how to use them in my writing.

Also, I have learned parallel structure and, basically, the formal use of punctuation.

However, it's a nice short course where I learned a lot about Parallel Structures and commas.

I learned several fundamental aspects in this course, like about tenses, proper punctuation, and about usage of parallel structure etc.

[Parallel Structure]It uses some conjunctions like and, but, both....and..., not only...but also...[Sentence Variety]Use the different 4 types English sentence style, simple, compound, complex and compound-complex to enrich your writing.

After this course, I was able to use interrupting phrase, transition words, parallel structure, and sentence variety much better.

The minor comment, combining the subject of variety of sentences with commas and parallel structures could be a bit overloading.

verb tenses in 12 reviews

It will teach you a lot about the verb tenses, punctuation, and structure.

In order to grasp the first module about verb tenses, I had to do some background research on different grammatical structures.

very good Very useful with the 12 verb tenses!

This course has highlighted some important aspects in writing such as verb tenses, complex and compound sentences, conjunctions, parallel structure, and sentences variety;nevertheless, the videos were all helpful.

The course professor was excellent and made the rules on commas and parallel structure as well as verb tenses seem so simple.

Very useful and straightforward course on the basics of grammar (but just the basics of Verb Tenses; was expecting more of it in terms of grammar topics - Passive voice, Conditionals, Reported speech etc.

Good english course for starters Great and useful course, really helps to understand how the grammar and punctuation works, focuses on correct use of verb tenses as well.

In particular it's good to better understand punctuation and verb tenses.

excelente curso in 11 reviews

Excelente curso.

best mooc good Excelente curso introductorio.

It is very interesting course Excelente curso Very Informational Me encanto el curso, necesito beca para continuar aunque no me den certificado.

Excelente curso para aprender las técnicas básicas de una buena escritura en inglés.

useful Excelente curso It's knowledgeable and interesting Amazing class!

excelente curso, deberian dar uno de puros verb tenses.

The contents seemed too simple for preparing academic writing; however, it is still va Excelente curso!!

Excelente curso para repasar varias nociones y aprender algunas otras.

brush up in 11 reviews

Great for advanced writers Nice brush up on some long-lost grammar rules.

I wanted to brush up my own academic writing skills so I could guide my students more effectively.

A wonderful course to learn or brush up the use of commas, conjunctions and tenses.

I was able to brush up my grammar rules and punctuation through the course.

I really recommend this course if you need to brush up on your grammar and punctuation.

I give my strong recommendation about this course to all of you who want to improve your English skills A good course to brush up on your grammar.

I would boastly recommend this course to the people who want to brush up their grammar and punctuation for better communication.

Excellent course to brush up your grammar and punctuation.

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Rating 4.7 based on 2,072 ratings
Length 5 weeks
Effort 4 weeks of study, 4-5 hours/week
Starts Apr 29 (3 weeks ago)
Cost $69
From University of California, Irvine via Coursera
Instructors Tamy Chapman, Helen Nam, Brad Gilpin
Download Videos On all desktop and mobile devices
Language English
Subjects Languages Humanities
Tags Personal Development Language Learning Learning English

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