“I feel bad” or “I feel badly?” “It is I” or “It is me?” Do you find yourself unsure which phrasing is correct? Do you wish your business memos and emails were more polished and precise? Has your thesis advisor told you that it is time to exorcise those spelling demons that have taken possession of your computer screen? This class will help you improve your written communication by enhancing your facility with language diction, levels of usage, sentence formation, transition, narrative form, awareness of audience, and effective use of rhetorical devices. You will finish the course a more sophisticated writer whose work reflects the virtues of correctness, conciseness, clarity, and coherence.
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Instructor: Diane Cox, EdS, certified teacher
Diane Cox has been an educator for more than 40 years. She began her career at the Georgia School for the Deaf in Cave Spring. She taught in public schools on the south side of Atlanta from 1977 until 2010 in Spalding County and Henry County but spent the majority of her career at Jonesboro High School in Clayton County where she was much beloved by her students and colleagues. Ms. Cox is known for her ability to bring in real-world application to lessons on grammar and writing and her desire to help every student achieve no matter what level they are on. Currently, she teaches the Basic Grammar, Power Writing, and beginning ESL classes for The Center for Continuing Education at Clayton State University.
There are no prerequisites for this course, although many students do find it helpful to have taken Basic Grammar Skills.
All course materials are included in the course fees.
Target Audience: This is a class designed for anyone who wishes to brush up on the basic aspects of good writing. Those who would profit from taking this class include -- but are not limited to -- students, professionals in the workplace, entrepreneurs, and resume writers.
Learning Outcomes: Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
Teaching Methodology and Assessment: Students will experience a variety of teaching methods including (but not limited to) class discussion, lecture, demonstration, PowerPoint presentation, video, and role playing. Evaluation is ongoing and will be both formal and informal; appropriate rubrics will be provided.
Criteria for Successful Completion: At a minimum, for a Clayton State University Continuing Education Certificate and CEUs, the student must be present for 80% of the sessions, participate actively in class, and complete all assignments and performance evaluations.