The basics of composition and writing can be challenging to even the best writer. Poynter’s popular Language Primer focuses on the fundamentals, giving you access to essays, practice drills and feedback. Once you successfully complete the course’s final assessment, you will receive a certificate you can use to prove your proficiency as an authority on language.
This self-paced course is broken into three sections: grammar, punctuation and word use.
Each section includes essays that explore why the fundamentals matter and what you need to know to succeed as a writer. In addition, each section features a variety of practice quizzes. You’ll not only see what you get right or wrong, you’ll also learn why.
Whether you’re stumped by the difference between active and passive voice, unsure about the different spellings of “they’re,” “their” and “there,” or simply need a refresher on dangling modifiers, this course will help you write and edit with greater confidence.
This course has been newly updated in 2023. It can be taken independently or as part of the ACES Certificate in Editing.
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