Course Description

3 Remote Session Course

Can you ever split an infinitive? Can you start a sentence with and? Learn how to separate fact from folklore and trends from eternal verities by drilling down to the basics of sentence structure. This review of the mechanics of language will begin with parts of speech and move through phrases and clauses and the rich world of verb forms to contemporary grammar problems that plague the experts.


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Students participating in Professional Studies non-credit courses must possess a minimum of a High School diploma and must be an adult age 18 or older. Non-credit courses are taken primarily by professionals seeking to develop new skills, broaden their expertise, and build a knowledge base for their professional or personal goals. No application is required. Simply enroll by adding a course to your shopping cart and follow the steps during the checkout process.

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Section Title
Copyediting: Grammar for Prof
M, W
6:00PM to 9:30PM
Jan 31, 2022 to Feb 07, 2022
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
  • Emerson College
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
A614 tuition $375.00
Potential Discount(s)
Drop Request Deadline
Nov 01, 2021 to Jan 31, 2022
Transfer Request Deadline
No transfer request allowed after enrollment
Reading List / Textbook
  • The Copyeditor's Handbook, 4th edition, Amy Einsohn and Marilyn Schwartz (University of California Press)
  • The Chicago Manual of Style, 17th edition (University of Chicago Press): also available online at chicagomanualofstyle.org and through the Iwasaki Library
  • The Associated Press Stylebook and Briefing on Media Law, last edition; also available online at apstylebook.com/online and through the Iwasaki Library
  • Copyediting Workbook, available on Canvas
Section Notes
This is a synchronous course. It takes place on Monday and Wednesday from 6pm to 9:30pm EST via Zoom. The classes on Monday, January 31 and on Monday, February 7, 2022 are being taught by Karen English. The class on Wednesday, February 2, 2022 is being taught by Carol Parikh.
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