Perfect English Punctuation for Beginners

Duncan Koerber, University Professor

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13 Videos (1h 35m)
    • Course Overview

      1:42
    • Instructor's Introduction to the Course

      2:24
    • The Top Six Punctuation Errors

      4:41
    • Commas

      24:16
    • Semicolons

      7:50
    • Apostrophes

      13:20
    • Hyphens, Slashes, and Dashes

      11:06
    • Colons

      5:20
    • Parentheses and Square Brackets

      4:51
    • Quotation Marks

      6:19
    • Question Marks

      4:54
    • Exclamation Points

      3:48
    • Periods and Ellipsis Points

      4:42

About This Class

Writing is held together by punctuation: semicolons, colons, commas, periods, apostrophes and more.

But few writers have mastered these small but vital marks and points. Indeed, writers are more focused on grammar and style, forgetting the glue between the words.  

Without punctuation, your writing becomes confusing and even misleading. 

A poor grasp of punctuation shows a lack of attention to detail, whether you’re writing a cover letter for a job, a book manuscript for a publishing house, or a research paper for school.

Do you really know where to put a semicolon? Are you certain that your commas are in the right places?

Show editors, teachers, and employers that you are a punctuation master with this new course on English punctuation.

This course takes you through all of the major punctuation marks and points, including my  Top 6 punctuation errors, a list I’ve developed from reading thousands of writing assignments from university students. These errors spring eternal in students’ writing.

Do you really know the difference between its and it’s and you’re and your?

The course lessons begin with the most common but misunderstood punctuation mark: the comma. Then the course moves through other commonly misapplied punctuation, including dashes, apostrophes, and colons.

In this comprehensive course, I will help you:

  • See the importance of punctuation in making correct meaning;
  • Avoid embarrassing punctuation errors;
  • Write better sentences through punctuating properly;
  • Use more obscure punctuation marks appropriately;
  • Add structure to your writing through proper usage;

Join now and complete this course to produce perfectly punctuated writing that impresses teachers, editors, and employers.

If you do not find this course helpful, you may request a refund within 30 days, no questions asked.

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Duncan Koerber

University Professor

Dr. Duncan Koerber has taught writing and communications courses for the past 10 years at six Canadian universities to thousands of students.

Currently a full-time assistant professor at Brock University in Ontario, Canada, Duncan Koerber worked for nearly 10 years in reporting and editing roles for the London Free Press, the Mississauga News, and the University of Toronto Medium. He has freelanced for magazines and newspapers, including the Toronto Star.

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