Punctuation for the End of the Thought
Selected Rules for the Period, Question Mark, Semicolon, and Dash
This is a LIVE course with Margie.
September 11 - 24
PUNCTUATION FOR THE END OF THE THOUGHT (8 clock hours - 0.8 CEUs)
You may only miss one (1) live session in order to receive credit for this class. Missed sessions must be watched and summarized in writing.
When a thought ends, there are so many choices. Often you need a period or a question mark, but even this takes thought sometimes. Then there is the semicolon, which is very correct in certain sentences, depending on what follows. Then there is the dash – even the ellipsis at times. Join us to look at those occasions where we must make the choice.
Sunday, September 11, 12:00-2:00 PDT
Saturday, September 17, 9:00-11:00 PDT
Sunday, September 18, 12:00-2:00 PDT
Saturday, September 24, 9:00-11:00 PDT
Margie Wakeman Wells is a lifetime credentialed teacher in the state of California and is certified as a CRI. She is in her sixth decade of teaching -- with 40 of those years in the field of court reporting. As a reporting instructor, she has taught from the theory level through the exit speeds as well as all manner of English courses – both on campus in a bricks and mortar school and online.
She has presented, under the auspices of NCRA and state court reporting organizations, over 300 seminars for reporters on English-related topics as well as seminars for teachers and students.
Court Reporting: Bad Grammar/Good Punctuation, her best-selling reference text, and the workbook that accompanies it are available at margieholdscourt.com. In addition, she has published Word Pares, Pears, Pairs, a reference work of 2,000 word pairs with definitions, examples, and idioms for the words, and is currently writing a grammar text. She has also written a drill book series for improving accuracy: Practice Really DOES Make Perfect.
Margie operates “Margie Holds Class,” her online school, for both live and recorded classes and writes her blog, “All Things English,” at margieholdscourt.com. Margie currently serves as the Education Liaison for the California Court Reporters Association.
Margie has two grown sons and lives with her husband, Bill, in Culver City, California.