Grammar Boot Camp – it’s training for your brain!
Whether you write reports at work, essays for university or blog for fun, grammatical errors can damage your credibility. Let Grammar Boot Camp’s complete coverage of grammar and punctuation essentials recharge your knowledge. By putting tools such as the Apostrophe Flow Chart, the Grammar Mind Map and the Sentence Construction Checklist at your disposal, Grammar Boot Camp will boost your ability and your confidence to communicate in writing. For complete details of what the course covers, scroll down.
Where do I register for Grammar Boot Camp?
To register, click here
When is Grammar Boot Camp held?
Choose from a number of convenient dates and times: either two full days, or four evenings.
The Single Weekend Crash Course
Saturday, 30 March, and Sunday, 31 March: 9.30 a.m. to 4.30 p.m., each day
Morning and afternoon tea, and a light lunch, is included on each day
The Select Sundays Course
Sunday, 7 April 2019, and Sunday, 14 April 2019: 9.30 a.m. to 4.30 p.m, each day
The Weekday Evenings Series
Monday evenings: 1, 8, 15 and 29 April, 5.30 p.m. to 8. 30 p.m., each evening (no session on Easter Monday)
A light meal is provided each evening
Where is Grammar Boot Camp held?
Locations vary between the old Hawthorn Town Hall, the old Kensington Town Hall and the Queen Victoria Women’s Centre (Melbourne CBD). All have been chosen for their proximity to public transport; the suburban venues also offer ample parking. Participants will be advised of the particular location after registration.
How much does Grammar Boot Camp cost?
$880 per person (including GST).
For this price, you will receive comprehensive course notes, conveniently spiral-bound, as well as either morning and afternoon teas and lunch (full-day courses) or a light meal (evening courses).
What does Grammar Boot Camp cover?
If you need to catch up on the parts of speech, refresh your knowledge of sentence structure or just want to understand why a comma could cost you $2 million, this comprehensive overview is for you.
The parts of speech and sentence structure
- Nouns (common, proper, abstract, concrete, mass, count and collective), pronouns, verbs (including tense, aspect and infinitives), adjectives, adverbs, conjunctions, prepositions, determiners and interjections
- Clauses and phrases, including defining and non-defining clauses and phrases
- Indicative, interrogatory, imperative and subjunctive structures
- Subjects, predicates and objects
- Passive and active voice
- Dummy subjects
- Types of phrases and clauses, and dangling modifiers
- Common patterns of sentence construction
- Full stops and abbreviations, question marks and exclamation marks
- Quotation marks