Writing Grammatically
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Section I: Administrative Information
  Total hours: 48.0
Credit Value: 3.5
Credit Value Notes: N/A
Effective: Winter 2014
Prerequisites: N/A
Corequisites: N/A
Pre/Co/Equiv Notes: N/A

Program(s): N/A
Program Coordinator(s): N/A
Course Leader or Contact: Multiple Course Leaders
Status: Approved (APPR)

Section I Notes: This course is delivered through OntarioLearn and hosted by Algonquin College. Access to this course is from the OntarioLearn website.

Section II: Course Details

Detailed Description
Students learn the rules of English grammar in a comprehensive, easy-to-follow manner. Starting with a review of sentence parts, students move to an in-depth explanation of sentence structuring and culminate in a practical review of stylistic conventions in business writing.

Course Critical Performance and Learning Outcomes


To achieve the critical performance, students will have demonstrated 
the ability to:

1. Identify and use phrases correctly in sentences 
2. Recognize and apply sentence parts and structure 
3. Understand and apply rules of agreement in sentence structure
4. Punctuate sentences correctly 
5. Recognize stylistic conventions 

Evaluation Plan
Students demonstrate their learning in the following ways:

24% Discussion Board and Wiki Participation
76% Online Quizzes
Section III: Topical Outline
Some details of this outline may change as a result of circumstances such as weather cancellations, College and student activities, and class timetabling.
Effective term: Winter 2014
Professor: Multiple Professors
No text required

Applicable student group(s): All
Course Details:
1.Identify and use phrases correctly in sentences 
- Identify prepositional phrases.
- Identify past and present participial phrases.
- Identify gerund phrases.
- Identify infinitive phrases.

2.Recognize and apply sentence parts and structure 
- Identify and analyze simple sentences.
- Identify and punctuate compound sentences.
- Identify and punctuate complex sentences with dependent adverb and
  dependent adjective clauses.
- Identify and analyze complex sentences with dependent noun clauses.
- Identify and punctuate compound-complex sentences.
- Write and analyze all four types of sentences.

3. Understand and apply rules of agreement in sentence structure
- Identify personal, indefinite, relative and interrogative pronouns.
- Identify person and case in personal pronouns.
- Use the correct case of personal pronouns
- Use whom and who correctly in dependent adjective and noun clauses.
- Apply a set of rules for pronoun-antecedent agreement.
- Apply the same set of rules for subject-verb agreement.

4.Punctuate sentences correctly 
- Apply rules for the use of the comma in sentence writing
- Apply rules for the use of the semi-colon and colon in sentence 
- Apply rules for the use of quotation marks in sentence writing
- Apply rules for the use of italics in sentence writing.

5.Recognize stylistic conventions 
- Use parentheses and dashes to indicate parenthetical material
- End sentences with dashes, ellipses, question marks and exclamation
- Hyphenate compound words
- Abbreviate words according to standard rules of style
- Capitalize words and abbreviations correctly
- Incorporate numbers into writing using rules of style

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