Grammar for Effective Writing

    EX 1111 is offered this spring:

Cor­rect and ele­gant writ­ing depends upon con­sid­er­a­tions of genre, audi­ence, rhetoric, and sub­ject mat­ter, in addi­tion to knowl­edge of the writ­ing process (prewrit­ing, writ­ing, and rewrit­ing). This course will con­sid­er the role of gram­mar at all stages of the writ­ing process and how gram­mar changes in dif­fer­ent con­texts. Dis­cuss word choice, sen­tence craft, and how to avoid the most com­mon gram­mat­i­cal prob­lems. Prac­tice the gram­mat­i­cal rules by apply­ing them to your own writ­ing in exer­cis­es that will be cri­tiqued by the instruc­tor. Note: This course stress­es the process of learn­ing writ­ing in a hands-on approach. Only select­ed key prin­ci­ples of gram­mar will be dis­cussed and applied to your writing.


Apr 7, 2022May 26, 2022




6:30 pm – 9:00 pm MT




Syn­chro­nous online learning, eClass

In synchronous online courses, students move through the course material at the same pace as their peers. These courses also provide learners with pre-scheduled online lectures that have the instructor and students interacting at the same time. All components of this type of course are accessible through eClass, the University of Alberta’s eLearning management tool. for­mat details

Silvia Sgaramella

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Silvia SgaramellaID: silvia-sgaramella

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  • This is a syn­chro­nous course that fea­tures live online activ­i­ties at pre­de­ter­mined times. For the real-time class­room ses­sions, a com­put­er with both audio input and out­put is required. To start your online learn­ing expe­ri­ence vis­it www​.ext​-leo​.ca/​s​t​u​dents
  • Cost assistance: may be eli­gi­ble for the Cana­da-Alber­ta Job Grant, the Canada Training Benefit, and the Skilled Immigrant Micro-Loan.
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  • Open for registration until April 7, 2022. Register at least one week before the course start date to secure your spot. If space is available you may register until the day the course starts. Refunds, withdrawals & transfers policies
This course has no prerequisites

Students from all educational backgrounds welcome. You can register for this course without applying and enrolling in a program.

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