Course: How to use punctuation: Part I & II

In this course, you will:

  • Understand the grammar rules for punctuation
  • Discover how these rules facilitate scientific communication
  • Learn how to communicate well with our audience
  • Learn best practices to ensure correct punctuation in your writing
How to use punctuation: Part I & II

Why should you enroll?
Correct use of punctuation ensures that intended meaning is conveyed without ambiguity. In scientific communication, correct punctuation facilitates clarity, simplicity, precision, and readability. The declarative nature of scientific writing leans towards sentences that are short, direct and simply constructed. This course will help you use punctuation cautiously and sparingly.


Course Content (Part I):

  • Introduction
  • Objectives
  • What is punctuation?
  • Issues with poor punctuation
  • Period
  • Sentence parts
  • Sentence parts quiz
  • Comma
  • Comma- Quick recap
  • Colon
  • Colon- Quick recap
  • Semicolon
  • Semicolon- Quick recap
  • Check your understanding
  • Summary

Course Content (Part II):

  • Introduction
  • Objectives
  • Hyphen
  • Hyphen- Quick recap
  • Check your understanding
  • Apostrophe
  • Apostrophe- Quick recap
  • Quotation marks
  • Check your understanding
  • Parentheses
  • Brackets
  • Braces
  • Parentheses, brackets and braces- Quick recap
  • Dash
  • Dash- Quick recap
  • Check your understanding
  • Summary

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