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Business Writing Blitz: Tackling Grammar, Punctuation

February 15, 2018
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
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Courtyard By Marriott
934 Sixteenth Street
Denver, CO 80202

Dr. Shannon Andrus, Zoe Training

Speaker Bio:

Dr. Shannon Andrus earned her BA in English Literature from Georgetown University, graduating with honors. While there she was a teaching assistant for both English and biology courses and worked as a peer editor in the student writing center. She taught high school English for four years while also tutoring high school and college students for the SAT, GRE, and LSAT exams. She earned her master’s degree in liberal studies in the Great Books Program at St. John’s College. She went on to earn her doctorate in education at the University of Pennsylvania. While at Penn she taught courses in qualitative research and also worked as a research and writing coach for doctoral students. In addition to speaking and training on writing and digital communication, Dr. Andrus continues to do educational research. Her book, "Teaching Girls," was published in October 2017.


This practical program provides an overview refresher of English grammar, punctuation and spelling along with proofreading and composition tips and tricks.  Delivered in fast-paced, “blitz” style, the workshop covers the most common and high-value errors, focusing only on the information you need to sharpen your writing and avoid mistakes. CHECK YOUR MIRRORS! A lot of this isn’t difficult, just tricky. “PROPER ENGLISH” vs. GOOD WRITING:  The business case for clear, concise writing…and why different circumstances dictate different rules.  QUICKSAND WORDS: Common “problem” words and memory tricks for avoiding them. MORE QUICKSAND: Homophones and contractions. GRAMMAR GAFFES: Review of the relevant rules (and common mistakes) that arise in business writing. PUNCTUATION PROBLEMS:  Periods, commas, apostrophes and more.

Session Objectives:

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Understand and use correct grammar and punctuation
  • Write clear, complete sentences
  • Adapt writing style to the appropriate audience and delivery media
  • Recognize frequently misused words
  • Eliminate common errors

CLM Credit:

CLM® Application Credit: - Application Management Category:  Writing Skills

CLM® Recertification Credit: 1 hour in the subject area of Communications & Organizational Management (CM)

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