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Thu, Jan 19, 10:00am - Jan 20, 5:30pm Eastern Time (2 sessions)

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Live, interactive online classroom
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Description
Class Level: All levels
Age Requirements: 21 and older
Average Class Size: 20
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To fully participate in this electronic, interactive and live session, please check your system (or ask your IT department) to ensure it meets the following requirements:

Supported OS, Browser and Additional Requirements
  • Windows 7+ (Microsoft Edge, Latest Internet Explorer, Firefox, or Chrome)
  • Apple Mac OS 10.9+ (*Latest Firefox, Safari, or Chrome)
  • Ubuntu Linux (Firefox only)
  • Android 4.x (Chrome Browser Only)
  • Apple iOs (*Latest version, Safari Browser Only)
* Official support for the "latest" version of a newly released browser, among those noted above, will be added within 8 weeks of public release. Until then, the previous version will continue to be supported instead.

If you are using an unsupported version of a Windows, Mac, or Linux operating system, you may experience difficulty in viewing and/or listening to the event.

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The audio portion of this AMA web event will be delivered directly through your computer’s speakers or attached headphones. To fully participate in this electronic, interactive, live session, please test your system and review the requirements (or ask your IT department) before the program begins.

Additional Requirements: 
  • Minimum bandwidth requirement is 512 kbps for meeting attendees 
  • In order to access the event, your computer must have cookies and JavaScript enabled. If your operating system currently does not have cookies or JavaScript enabled, contact your network administrator. 
  • POP-UP Blockers must be turned off to access the program. 
Important tip - Please allow 15 minutes prior to joining a session to conduct your set-up and testing!
Class Delivery: AMA's Live Online Seminars are live, interactive, instructor-led courses that are completely user-friendly and accessible from your office or home PC. They’re the perfect time-saving alternative when you want training but can’t get away from the office.

You'll be able to speak to and/or electronically communicate with the instructor's and other attendees. You can also share files, view the instructors desktop, ask questions, tell the instructor to speak louder, softer, slow down, etc. (through simple icons). You'll see what your instructor is writing, view and hear questions and comments from other attendees, and be able to work in subgroups.  A headset is required for optimal communication throughout the Live Online Seminar.

A member of AMA's expert faculty of business professionals will lead your seminar. Beyond our course leaders’ experience in business training, they are specially trained to present AMA's high-quality content in an engaging, live online format.

We want you to feel completely comfortable and ready to go, so we’ll email you before your scheduled seminar and give you all the information you need about the simple set-up process.     

What you'll learn in this communication skills training:

Professionals who can write clearly and correctly are far more valuable to an organization than those whose business writing is filled with errors. Whether you need to refresh your knowledge of grammar and punctuation—or know what’s grammatically correct but can’t always explain why—this highly interactive and collaborative course is the perfect and painless solution. Grammar in business writing gives you the tools to correctly apply the standard rules for proper usage in business writing. Using hands-on exercises, you’ll work with seminar colleagues to apply what you’ve learned so you can return to your job with the confidence of a writing pro.

Who Should Attend

All professionals who want to improve their grammar skills and increase their confidence with all types of business writing.

What You Will Cover

  • Finding typical (and not-so-typical) errors in grammar
  • Common verb mistakes: tense, mood, subject-verb agreement
  • Adjective-adverb confusion
  • Building and deconstructing grammatically correct sentences
  • Dangling and misplaced modifiers
  • Active and passive voice
  • Working with “exceptions to the rule”

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

  • Write Grammatically Correct Business Documents
  • Produce Clear and Concise Sentences  Edit for Agreement Between Parts of Speech Within a Sentence
  • Employ Simple, Memorable Tips for Proper Grammar, Usage, and Punctuation
  • Proofread Business Documents for Grammatical Correctness
  • Apply Rules of Standard English to Critique Your Own Writing
  • Select the Appropriate Grammar to Suit the Business Situation
  • Identify Excellent Print and Electronic Grammar Resources

Outline

LESSON ONE

Business Grammar Overview

  • Clarify Differences Among Tricky Grammar Rules
  • Assess Your Depth of Grammar Knowledge
  • Correct Common Errors in Business Grammar

Verbs—All Tensed Up

  • Identify Excellent Grammar Print Resources
  • Distinguish Among the Eight Parts of Speech in Standard English
  • Correct Verb Tense and Agreement Errors in Common Sentences

 Adjectives/Adverbs—Addled Additives

  • Identify Excellent Online Grammar Resources
  • Distinguish Between the Most Commonly Confused Adjective-Adverb Pairs
  • Apply the Linking Verb Rule for Selecting the Correct Adjective or Adverb

LESSON TWO

Prim and Proper Pronouns

  • Identify the Proper Source for Commonly Used Pronouns
  • Use Workarounds for an Awkward Grammar Rule

Wobbly Words

  • Use Mnemonic Devices to Remember the Distinctions Among Tricky Word Pairs and Trios
  • Choose Correctly from Commonly Confused Words

 Mainly Mechanics

  • Edit for Correct Capitalization, Abbreviation, and Number Usage
  • Correct a Document for Errors in Parts of Speech and Mechanics

 LESSON THREE

 Building Sentences

  • Identify the Main Parts of a Sentence
  • Construct and Deconstruct Grammatically Correct Sentences

Running Stop Signs and Stopping Short—Run-ons and Fragments

  • Identify Common Sentence Structure Errors
  • Remedy Grammatically Flawed Sentences

Punctuation Pointers

  • Define the Purpose and Application of Each Punctuation Mark
  • Choose the Correct Punctuation Mark in Diverse Sentences

LESSON FOUR

Dazed by Phrases, Paused by Clauses

  • Distinguish Between Phrases and Clauses
  • Identify and Correct Dangling and Misplaced Modifiers
  • Edit Unclear Pronoun References
  • Align Words, Phrases, and Clauses for Parallel Structure  Convert Sentences from Passive Voice to Active Voice

Grammar Improvement Plan

  • Articulate the Effects of Globalization and Technology on English Grammar in the Workplace
  • List Areas of Strength in Grammar Developed in This Workshop and Areas of Need in Grammar to Be Developed Further
  • Create an Action Plan for Continual Improvement in Grammar

Reviews:

★★★★★
"helpful material"
Excellent instructor, helpful material, sensible modules, and great tech support. It is amazing that Janet can make learning grammar so much fun! It is also amazing that she can keep up with all the chats and not miss a beat when going through the lessons

Ariel L. 
7/9/2020



★★★★★
"Great seminar!"
Great seminar! The presenter was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic. I would definitely recommend this course.

Briana C. 
7/9/2020


Remote Learning

This course is available for "remote" learning and will be available to anyone with access to an internet device with a microphone (this includes most models of computers, tablets). Classes will take place with a "Live" instructor at the date/times listed below.

Upon registration, the instructor will send along additional information about how to log-on and participate in the class.

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Transfer, Cancellation and Refund Policy:

For Classroom, Live Online, Express Skills Courses and Webinar programs, you may transfer to a future session, send someone to take your place or cancel without penalty at any time up to three weeks prior to your program. If you provide AMA with less than three weeks’ notice, or fail to attend, you will be liable for the entire program fee. 

Programs included in AMA On Demand offerings are not eligible for substitution, transfer, cancellation, return, or refund. We appreciate that this is an important investment for you and your company and would like to accommodate your needs the best we can. Therefore, please email CourseHorse.

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AMA-delivered programs are eligible for AMA member pricing, GSA pricing, special offers, and discounts as applicable, according to the terms of the specific pricing, offer and/or discount. Third party-delivered programs available through AMA and Express Skills courses are excluded from all discounted pricing, offers, and discounts offered by AMA, including but not limited to AMA member pricing, GSA pricing, AMA Seminar Savings Pass redemptions, AMA SLS Contract pricing, AMA Annual Pass/All-Access Pass, and complimentary registrations of any type.
Start Dates (3)
Start Date Time Teacher # Sessions Price
9:00am - 5:00pm Eastern Time TBD 2 $2,295
This course consists of multiple sessions, view schedule for sessions.
Fri, Dec 09 9:00am - 4:30pm Eastern Time TBD
10:00am - 6:00pm Eastern Time TBD 2 $2,195
This course consists of multiple sessions, view schedule for sessions.
Fri, Jan 20 10:00am - 5:30pm Eastern Time TBD
2:00pm - 5:30pm Eastern Time TBD 4 $2,295
This course consists of multiple sessions, view schedule for sessions.
Tue, Feb 28 2:00pm - 5:30pm Eastern Time TBD
Wed, Mar 01 2:00pm - 5:30pm Eastern Time TBD
Thu, Mar 02 2:00pm - 5:30pm Eastern Time TBD

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