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Series: Basic Cozy Punctuation Course

About this Series

  • Lessons: 16
  • Total Time: 2h 45m
  • Use: Watch Online & Download
  • Access Period: Unlimited
  • Created At: 09/22/2009
  • Last Updated At: 07/20/2010

This course covers the basics of punctuation from periods to slashes, and how and when to use them.

There are 15 video lessons, as well as written exercises and answer key.

By ordering the online series you can save the following:

$9.90 off the individual lesson prices (equivalent to 2 lessons)

$25.60 off the shipped product price (plus shipping costs of $13.00 to $21.00+)

About this Author

Marie Rackham
Marie Rackham
107 lessons

Marie Sophia Rackham was born in 1934 and raised in North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. She earned degrees in English and Geography from the University of British Columbia, and spent thirteen years studying piano with the Royal Conservatory of Music.

She worked as a public school teacher for thirty-four years, teaching at all levels from kindergarten to grade twelve; and taught piano and theory privately in her own studio for fourteen years.

Over her many years of teaching language arts, Marie developed her own curriculum for teaching basic grammar and punctuation, which was eventually published through the local Teacher's Resource Center and made available to all the schools in...

Lessons Included

Great video lecture!
~ brittanie

This is a wonderful lesson on how to use brackets. Brackets are used 4 ways: to add clarifying words to a quotation, to correct errors within a quotation, to set aside extra facts within parentheses, and to enclose stage directions in play scripts.

For example, when the word "sic" is enclosed by brackets within a quotation or sentence, it means that the word or phrase before it is incorrect or spelled, and it is not a transcription error.

It's exciting to finally understand why [sic] sometimes shows up in documents with misspelled words; the author is trying to reproduce the quote verbatim and not ruin the original copy even though it is wrong.

Below are the descriptions for each of the lessons included in the series:

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