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BWC80 Basic Business Grammar Self-study (no instructor access)

Tuition: $49.00


The Basic Business Grammar Self-study course contains an overview of all of the areas of English usage important to business writers. The course begins with a pre-test to show you how much you know about business grammar at the start of the course. It ends with a post-test to show you how much you have learned. Students normally start with pre-test scores of 30% to 50% and end the course with post-test scores of 85% to 95%. Each lesson also has a pre-test and post-test to show you that you have learned the skills. The tests are scored immediately so you can see how you did.

The Business Writing Center does not track progress through this version of the self-study course. A version of the Basic Business Grammar Self-study course is available in which the Business Writing Center will record your completion of lessons. The Business Writing Center will notify you or a manager that you have submitted the forms showing that you have completed the lessons. That course is BWC80R. If you need certification that you have completed the course, enroll in BWC80R, and the Business Writing Center will notify you or a manager that you have completed all of the lessons.

Because the self-study courses have no instructor contact, you will not receive a graduation certificate. If you want instructor contact and a graduation certificate, you should enroll in BWC85 Basic Grammar Essentials..

Volume discounts are available for BWC80.

Course Content

Course Pre-test

Lesson 1: Proofreading Principles
Lesson 2: Using Active Voice

Practice Diagnostic Test
Lesson 3: Omissions, Additions, Typos
Lesson 4: Number Accuracy
Lesson 5: Transposition Errors
Session 1 Optional Practice
Session 1 Diagnostic Test
Lesson 6: Abbreviations
Lesson 7: Word Division
Lesson 8: Number Expression
Lesson 9: Capitalization
Session 2 Diagnostic Test
Lesson 10: Commas
Lesson 11: Other Punctuation
Lesson 12: Special Punctuation
Lesson 13: Spelling
Lesson 14: Confusing Words
Session 3 Diagnostic Test
Lesson 15: Subject/Verb Agreement
Lesson 16: Pronoun Agreement
Lesson 17: Using Defined Terms Consistently
Lesson 18: Citing Sources
Session 4 Diagnostic Test

Course Post-test

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