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20 Videos (7h 18m)
    • Intro

      5:01
    • Good grammar is important

      4:05
    • Parts of speech

      19:51
    • Verbs make me tense!

      33:12
    • What if?

      7:10
    • Can't we agree NOT to disagree?

      36:58
    • Confusing the past with the present

      4:12
    • Nouns - how we name things

      29:44
    • Those little words that take the place of names

      14:40
    • When pronouns go bad

      29:40
    • A couple other things you didn't know that you need to know about pronouns

      31:02
    • Getting in and out of the preposition box

      27:11
    • The comma rules!

      28:44
    • Punctuation - it's the little points that make all the difference

      33:41
    • Putting sentences together

      24:08
    • Don't be passive

      8:26
    • What goes into making a complete sentence

      21:43
    • Fragments - just pieces of a sentence

      25:11
    • Running sentences together

      14:12
    • Add a little color to your world

      39:08

About This Class

Aristotle said, "Speak so that I may see you." Today, he might have said, "Write so that I may see you," for we communicate so frequently in writing, that how we write determines how others view us, which means our writing has to be correct according to the accepted “rules.”

Whether you are an English learner or a native speaker who wants to brush up on correct usage of formal, standard English, this class is intended to guide you through the accepted rules of writing and culminates in fun writing project.

A helpful text with exercises accompanies the class.

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It is a good course for those who would want to brush up their grammar fundamentals. The tutor has covered all technical aspects of the grammar in this course.

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Michael McIntyre

Prof Mac and all things writing

My name is Michael McIntyre. I have taught at the college level for about 20 years, mostly writing- and literature related courses: literature, film, and also "freshman" composition, advanced composition and research, creative writing, and professional writing. I also teach more generalist humanities courses such as art history, music appreciation, media studies, and study-skills courses. One of my favorite courses to teach is mythology.

I hold a Doctorate at the University of Southern...

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