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Grammar & Proofreading Essentials

  Course Number: GI 222     Scheduled Sessions:
  Cost Per Person: $115    

June 13, 2012
October 23, 2012
February 25, 2013
June 13, 2013


(Please bring sample work to assist in this interactive course)

  Eligibility: All
  Instructor: Carol Tripp
  Length: 1 Day (8:30 - 4:30)

Des Moines, Hoover State Office Building, Level A

Throughout the day, participants will...

  • Learn tricks and tips for remembering grammar basics.
  • Describe current business usage for courtesy titles, salutations, and gender-pronoun issues.
  • Recognize words and phrases that may be considered insensitive or offensive.
  • Review general rules for grammar so that one can write and quickly proofread to avoid errors.
  • Learn proofreading techniques, ensuring efficiency and accuracy.
  • Understand the importance of proofreading prior to publishing.
  • Comprehend the different needs of email vs written proposals vs business reports.
  • Receive a reference guide for grammar rules and tips & tricks.
  • Learn differences between email, letters, reports, proposals, and file documentation.

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