Mary Anne Donovan
Course ID: LC005
Current Openings: Yes
Do you shake and shudder every time you think of grammar? You're not alone. Join us for Grammar 101 where you will not only learn the important basics of grammar, but you will actually have some fun with it! Impossible you say? Well, come join us and brush up on those all important skills that can make or break how you are perceived in your job or career.
Grammar 101 is one of four courses in the Writing Learning Centre's Business Certificate Program. Take it as part of the series, or as a stand-alone course.
Practice and exercises; some multiple choice quizzes.
When you have completed this course, you will be able to do the following:
Lesson 1: Why is Grammar Important?
Lesson 2: Parts of Speech
Lesson 3: Parts of Sentences
Lesson 4: Sentence Types and Word Order
Lesson 5: Punctuation
Lesson 6: Mechanics
Lesson 6: The Elements of Style
Mary Anne has been teaching at St. John Fisher College in both graduate and undergraduate programs for the past nine years, with a specialty in business, technical and professional communications. In addition, she is the Chief Editor of Writer Online, a professional ezine for writers and lovers of writing.
Mary Anne has over twenty years experience in corporate and business communications including technical writing, instructional design, marketing communications and internet instructional design, serving in both corporate staff functions as well as an independent contractor and consultant for national firms including Kodak, Xerox, Metropolitan Life, Motorola, and others.
As a writer and author, Mary Anne has also published numerous articles in publications including Workforce magazine, Rochester Business Journal, Building Operating Management, Equus, Equine Journal, and Writer's Digest. She has written two books: Zen and the Art of Horseback Riding, and coauthored Retraining the Harness Racehorse. Mary Anne is finishing her master's degree in liberal studies with a concentration in digital virtual literacy from Empire State College.
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