What's in this course:
Knowing how the language works makes everything about your job easier, that is, it eliminates the drama from punctuating and turning out a transcript. There is no question that grammar is where it all begins.
In this 20-hour class, we will look at
- Language elements (words, phrases, and clauses) and how they work
- Verbs (person, number, tense, mood, and voice) and verb usage
- Nouns and pronouns (how they function in the sentence, subject/verb agreement, pronoun case form) and noun and pronoun usage
- Adjectives and adverbs (what they do and how they work) and common mistakes in their usage
- Connecting words (prepositions and conjunctions)
- Parts of speech
Has it been a while since you have had a basic grammar class? Or did you ever have one? Join us for a chance to brush up on skills that may be long dead -- a crucial class for every reporter, scopist, proofreader, student, and teacher.
NOTE: The content of this class is grammar, which is helpful to anyone who deals with the language; in other words, this class is not directly related to the court reporting transcript but rather to the way the language works. The class is open to anyone who wants to improve his/her grammar knowledge.
The recordings and material will be available for four months after registration.