American Management Association Seminars

The Grammar Course
Seminar No: 02236 -XNBB
CEU Credits: 1.2
Length: 2 days

Eliminate embarrassing grammatical mistakes and improve the way you communicate!

This is your best chance to learn basic grammar quickly and effectively, while learning in a way that’s fun. Humor and entertainment are built into the seminar work. The presentation and examples used are filled with items that will amuse and interest you—and actually help you learn.

An experienced instructor will show you shortcuts to what you need to know, share humorous examples and teach you memory tricks to help you retain what you have learned. You’ll take self-graded quizzes to determine your strengths and improve your weak spots. The seminar also features a take home six-part review section to reinforce what’s presented in the seminar content.

Anyone who handles his or her own correspondence, writes to customers, develops company publications, prepares internal reports, or does any job that requires written or spoken communication.

How You Will Benefit:

  • Improve your punctuation
  • Spell commonly misspelled words correctly
  • Eliminate embarrassing usage problems
  • Handle difficulties in pronunciation
  • Polish your proofreading skills
  • Improve the way you communicate

What You Will Cover:

  • Challenge your language skills
  • Tackle usage problems
  • Evaluate actual business letters
  • Use memory tricks to retain what you learn
  • Identify and correct faulty sentences
  • Write with style and proper tone to ensure diplomacy

Extras From AMA!
Humor, challenging quizzes, and an entertaining and safe environment help you learn quickly. Take home a 6-part review booklet.

Extended/Detailed Seminar Outline

Learning Objectives

  • Improve Your Punctuation
  • Spell Commonly Misspelled Words Correctly
  • Eliminate Embarrassing Usage Problems
  • Handle Difficulties in Pronunciation
  • Polish Your Proofreading Skills
  • Improve the Way You Communicate
Module 1
  • The Beginning
  • Quick Reference
  • Sentences That Actually Appeared in Church Bulletins
  • Real Signs and Billboards
  • Effect or Affect?
  • Accidental Quotes
  • Singular and Plural Words
  • Agreement
  • Agreement Practice
  • Challenge 1
  • Excuses That Were Actually Turned in by High School Students
  • Review Challenge
  • The Who and Whom Enigma
  • Speaking of Computers
  • Troublesome Words
  • Word Usage
  • Challenge 2
  • The Big Review
  • Punctuation Teasers
  • Comma Rules
  • Common Comma Conundrums
  • Writing Guidelines
  • Proofreading Techniques
  • E-Mail Awareness
  • Business Documents
  • Writing Clearly
  • Grammar Notes
  • Which One Is the Correct One?
  • Self-Help Exercises
  • Obscurity 1
  • Answers to Obscurity 1
  • Finding Errors
  • Answers to Finding Errors
  • Better Mind Your Lie’s and Lay’s
  • Answer Key
Module 2: Review Exercises
  • Review 1
  • Answers to Review 1
  • Review 2
  • Answers to Review 2
  • Review 3
  • Answers to Review 3
  • Review 4
  • Answers to Review 4
  • Review 5
  • Review 6

Start and End times: first day - 8:30am-5pm, all other days 9am-5pm unless otherwise specified. Your registration confirmation notice will confirm the hotel/conference center for the seminar for which you registered. The information included on this page is all the information available on this seminar. Please use form below to register only. To request information that is not included above please send an email to . Remember to specify the complete seminar number about which you are requesting information.

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Seminars scheduled for the cities below are held at the locations listed below. For location information for other cities in which AMA seminars are held please call or email for information.

New York
AMA executive Conference Center
1601 Broadway New York, NY 10019
American Management Association (Located in the same building as the Crowne Plaza Hotel) 1601 Broadway On Broadway and 48th Street near Times Square. Entrance is on 48th Street.

AMA executive Conference Center (adjacent to the Marroitt O'Hare)
8655 west higgins rd
Chicago, IL 60631

San Francisco
AMA executive Conference Center is located in San Francisco Marriott Hotel
55 Fourth Street 2nd Level
San Francisco, CA 94103

AMA Executive Conference Center
Address: 1170 Peachtree Street Ne Cnr Peachtree & 14th (3rd Flr)
City, State, Zip: Atlanta, GA 30309

Washington, DC
Arlington, Virginia
2345 Crystal Drive, Suite 200
Arlington, VA 22202

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Cancellation Policy:
If you cannot attend a seminar you can contact AMA in advance to transfer to a future session, or you can send someone to take your place. If you need to cancel your attendance, AMA will give you a complete refund if you cancel more than three weeks before your seminar begins. To cancel, simply email us at . If you cancel with less than three weeks’ advance notice, you will be liable for the entire seminar fee. Once your payment has been received, you may request a courtesy transfer to use at any future AMA seminar of equal or lesser length. The courtesy transfer must be used within one year of the date of your originally scheduled seminar. In fairness to all attendees, if you do not attend a seminar session for which you are confirmed and do not contact AMA to cancel in advance, you will be charged the entire seminar fee.

AMA grants courtesy transfers to people who cannot attend their scheduled sessions. You can use a courtesy transfer for any seminar of equal or lesser length than the original seminar. You must use your courtesy transfer within one year of the date of your originally scheduled seminar.

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