Mastering Punctuation Course
Price: NZ$ 345 / £ 175 / R 4495
BUSINESS & GRAMMAR
Mastering Punctuation Course
Improve Your Punctuation
Master the rules of English punctuation
The Mastering Punctuation Course is for people who need to write at work, but who worry that their punctuation is making it hard for readers to understand them. If you don’t know the difference between hyphens and dashes, colons and semi-colons, this course can change that.
With the help of your personal tutor, work through the rules of English punctuation and complete several writing tasks aimed at cementing your new-found knowledge. You’ll be writing with confidence in no time!
The Mastering Punctuation Course Gives You...
Give Your Writing a Makeover With This Focused Writing Course
Tame your sentences by using the right punctuation marks in the right places
This two-month course puts theory into practice as you complete several assignments on punctuation and two longer essays.
With your personal tutor to guide and support you through the modules, you will learn the correct use of:
- capital letters
- full stops
- the comma
- the semi-colon
- the colon
- the hyphen
- the dash
- exclamation marks and question marks
- inverted commas
'I have only good things to say about this college and will recommend it to anyone who will listen. Best service from any correspondence college I have used so far.'
Anja Theron, Mastering Punctuation Course
Start your course at any time – applications open all year round.
Price includes GST/VAT
Other currencies will be converted at time of invoice
NUMBER OF ASSIGNMENTS
The assignments vary in length.
NUMBER OF MODULES
These modules include around 60 pages of course notes.
Work at your own pace – up to a maximum of two months.
START DATE: ANYTIME
Working with an individual tutor means you can start the course at any time.
Basic writing skills are essential. Computer skills, e-mail and Internet access required. No previous tertiary qualification required.
Tutor for this course
Andrew Salomon is an award-winning author. His debut novel Tokoloshe Song was shortlisted for the Terry Pratchett First Novel Award.
Additionally, his short fiction has been shortlisted for the Commonwealth Short Story Prize. He has also received the PEN Literary Award for African Fiction and the Short.Sharp.Stories Award.
Andrew is the author of the young adult thrillers The Chrysalis and Wonderbear. His latest novel is the dark fantasy thriller The Equilibrist.
Andrew tutors several courses at The Writers College, including the Write a Novel Course, the Advanced Novel Writing Course and the Advanced Short Story Writing Course.
Understanding the Basic Rules of Punctuation
- The function of punctuation
- Capital letters
- The full stop
- The comma
- The semi-colon
- The colon
- The dash
- The hyphen
- Exclamation marks and question marks
- The apostrophe
- Inverted commas
- Assignment: Ten exercises covering the rules of punctuation
Punctuation in Practice: Part 1
- How to punctuate direct speech in fiction and quotations in non-fiction
- How to punctuate titles
- Assignment: 500-word essay
Punctuation in Practice: Part 2
- How to punctuate letters
- How to punctuate lists
- Assignment: 500-word essay
What Our Students Say
I found this course both challenging and exciting, causing me to excel in ways I never would have dreamed. I found Andrew easy to communicate with and very friendly. I was impressed to see my marked assignments returned to me so quickly – often the very next day after I had sent them. My experience with the college was wonderful. One thing that particularly impressed me was the way they just took me as I was, considering that I am blind.
I found a new window to create stories and to share them, with confidence, with my family. My tutor was warm and encouraging whilst delivering constructive feedback.
I had a lot of fun with this course. I learnt so much and am sure it will improve my writing. The tutor was very encouraging, quick with replying and always positive. I have only good things to say about this college and will recommend it to anyone who will listen. Best service from any correspondence college I have used so far.
Quick and thorough feedback. Very supportive and his knowledge of the course material is excellent. I learned so much and feel much more comfortable with my knowledge of punctuation. He is really a asset as a tutor to the College.
I really enjoyed this course and will be enrolling in another course shortly. Enjoyable, and a great tutor.
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Complete the Application Form to Enrol on the Mastering Punctuation Course
You will receive an approval email and invoice within one working day.
Questions? We've Got Answers
Detailed course notes covering the content of the module will be emailed to you. At the end of the module, you will be required to complete several writing exercises. Once a writing assignment has been completed and emailed to your tutor, you will receive an assessment and feedback, and the module will be considered complete.
Absolutely. You have direct communication with your tutor for the duration of the course. The more questions you ask, the more you will get out of the course.
You will get lifetime access to the course, and you’ll benefit from all future updates and improvements to the course.
For the majority of our courses, only your tutor will see your work. Your work will remain completely private unless you get it published. In the journalism courses, your work might be published in the public domain, but you do have the final say as to whether or not it is published.
You will receive a Writers College Certificate upon successful completion of the course, provided you meet the following conditions:
- You must have completed all writing assignments.
- The course must have been completed within two months of registration.
- A minimum average of 50% must be achieved.
- Basic writing skills are essential.
- Basic computer skills, as well as email and Internet access are required.
- No previous tertiary qualification is required.
Because you will work with an individual tutor, you can apply for a course and start as soon as you want to. There are no specific start dates as would be the case with a traditional college.
An application is usually approved within one working day. Once we see proof of payment, your course will start.
You could be starting your course today!
- Reading time: 4 hours
- Writing time: 8 hours
Once your application has been approved, you will receive notice of approval and an invoice via email. As soon as we see proof of payment, you will receive the first module. We will also send you your tutor’s email address and your login details. Your tutor will also be in touch to welcome you.
Any work you create on our courses is owned by you. We will never make a claim to anything you produce. We follow the rule that copyright subsists with the creator (you).