English grammar is crucial for your presentation if you are planning to apply for a Master’s or an MBA degree in one of the reputable business schools.

Grammar and style are essential if you are going to sit for English proficiency tests such as TOEFL or IELTS. With the rise of social media and the Internet many people are writing more and more on different topics. But that doesn’t mean that grammar and punctuation are flourishing. In fact there is an obvious tendency to neglect them. The purpose of this free online course is to give you the essentials of English grammar and style and to teach you how to use them so that your writing is flawless.

About this course

This free online course will present materials that cover grammatical principles, word usage, writing style, sentence and paragraph structure, and punctuation. You will be introduced to some marvellous resources in the world of English grammar and punctuation that the authors of the course have annotated for your guidance. You will have the chance to watch some video clips of interviews conducted with distinguished grammarians. Quizzes and writing activities will challenge you and give you strategies to help you to build skills that will enhance the quality of your writing, and you will be invited to participate in discussions and assess the work of your peers.

What you'll learn

• How to reliably identify the roles and relationships of words in a sentence. • Mastery of grammatical concepts and syntactical strategies. • How to apply this knowledge to produce coherent, economical, and compelling writing. • Skills in critiquing and editing your own and others' writing.

Starting date: 29 February, 2016 Length: 8 weeks Language: English Instructors: Roslyn Petelin, Amber Gwynne, Megan Porter Institution: The University of Queensland