Summer School Is Back in Session.

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Come to class in your pajamas.

Summer school is back. Two of the three sessions are brand new.

I have been threatening to do something on hyphens for quite a while. So with all this time on my hands, I have completed a presentation.

Back by popular demand is Sentence Structure. I hope you will join me. There is a discount for taking all three.

All Three Courses: $300  $10 Off

That hyphen is so small and takes almost no ink to print. How can it give us so much trouble? Why do we have so many questions about one little mark? This is your chance to review the myriad of rules and get those questions answered.

Maybe together, we can come to a better grasp of the hyphen. Come to class!

  • I remember a time when, if he called me into his office, he would just add work.
  • Because he was unemployed and he didn’t have savings, he moved back home.

Is there a comma after “when,” or could it be omitted? Shouldn’t there be a comma before “…and he didn’t…?”

If you want to feel confident in answering these questions, this is the class for you. We will cover the differences between a phrase and a clause and what the punctuation is for each element.

Phrases and clauses are the “meat” of the language. If you understand the structure of sentences and how these two elements work separately and together, the job of punctuating will be easier. If you keep the structure straight and don’t fracture the sentence with punctuation in the wrong place, your transcript will be easy to read.

See you in class!

  • At the end he was unprepared for the consequences.
  • By Friday, night was not so terrifying.
  • We arrived late, but after a rather short nap, we were ready to go.

Do you always wonder about the comma after a prepositional phrase at the beginning of a sentence? Or what if the phrase is after an “and” in a compound sentence? Is there a comma? Are there two?

We will define what those elements are that come out in the front of the sentence. Then we will work on punctuating them. Ah, for the “old” days when ALL introductory elements took commas. But we have to look at the rules that now govern.

See you in class!

Summer School Is Back for 2020

Three Courses Live with Margie

July 11 Hyphens (At Last)

I have been promising to deliver this class for a LONG time. Here it is.

One and one half hours (.15 CEUs)

July 11-25 Sentence Structure

We have had many requests to repeat this course. So let’s spend July here.

Ten hours (1 full CEU)

August 15-16 Introductory Elements 

Always bothersome, always questioning. Let’s clear it up.

Four hours (.4 CEUs)

All classes meet on Saturday and/or Sunday. Each class is being offered for just under $20 a unit – no flights, no hotels, no meals out – NO RISK!!

Come to class in your pajamas; bring your own snacks.