Continuing Education and Professional Studies

Grammar Workshop for Professionals

Date: Saturday, November 2, 2013
Time: 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Location: Seton Hall University Main Campus, South Orange, NJ
Tuition: $119

Is it you and I, or you and me?
Who or whom?
What's a semicolon for again?
Shouldn't my grammar be improving with age?


Overview
Grammar Workshop for Professionals is a comprehensive refresher to update your knowledge and precise usage of grammar with the goal of enhancing your writing.

Program Description
For many of us, those early grammar lessons may be long forgotten; the teaching was most likely centered on rules, sometimes appearing arbitrary, rather than on actual usage. As a participant, you are invited to bring a few documents with grammar questions that you have to class.During this one-day workshop, creative lessons will transform complicated and common grammar problems into clear, coherent writing solutions. We will move beyond the rules of grammar and get creative with effective word choice and usage. Every professional wants to reach out and be heard. Give your writing--and your professionalism--a tune-up with this fast-paced workshop!

Topics Covered
  • Parts of speech and their usage: Nouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs, participles
  • Subject-verb agreement
  • Sentence structure: Avoiding run-ons and fragments; using clauses, phrases accurately
  • Word usage
  • Punctuation: Comma, semi-colon, colon, period usage

Takeaways
This workshop will:
  • Teach you how to edit, proofread and polish your writing for grammatical usage and style 

After this workshop, you will:
  • Be able to communicate coherently and grammatically with the utmost professionalism
  • Know how to get to the point through correct usage in your writing
  • Understand how to hold your readers' attention with active sentences and precise language
  • Have the opportunity, should you want it, to submit an essay after the class for a full evaluation by the professor with tailored suggestions for improvement

Intended Audience
Professionals who desire to improve and refine their writing.

Presenter
Chrysanthy M. Grieco, Associate Professor of English, designed and developed the writing and grammar curricula for various levels of students at Seton Hall University. After serving as Director of Freshman English, Basic Skills, the Writing Center, Writing-Across-the-Curriculum, and ESL in A&S, she was elected Chair of the English Department, Director of Special Academic Programs in A&S, and Dean of University Libraries. Her scholarly interests are in Shakespeare Studies, Modern American Drama, and the Classics. She is an international editor for several organizations.

For further information, please contact us at (973) 761-9087 or email: CEPS@shu.edu.

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