From grammar to clear writing

From grammar to clear writing equips you with the skills that are essential for a professional writer. The result? Clear text and better documents, complex ideas that are communicated efficiently and well.

Release Date: 31 May 2010

Introduction

From grammar to clear writing equips you with the skills that are essential for you as a professional writer to communicate complex ideas efficiently and well.

The structure of the course is progressive. It starts with the basic elements of simple sentences and moves on to more complex content. Every step of the way we link grammar to the work of writing clearly.

Each of the nine modules includes:

  • an explanation of the grammar
  • relevant examples
  • tips to improve your writing
  • exercises to cement your understanding
  • a final test to assess your comprehension.

To move through the course, you must successfully complete all exercises. If you do get a wrong answer in an exercise, you will be given guidance on how to choose the correct answer. In the final test you receive no helpful hints, but you will be able to return to the relevant section in the module to brush up on your understanding. The course will provide you with an average of scores obtained across all module tests.

The nine modules are:

  1. Sentences—simple and compound
  2. Verbs
  3. Nouns
  4. Adjectives
  5. Adverbs
  6. Pronouns
  7. Prepositions and phrases
  8. Complex sentences
  9. Clear writing