You’ve taken the test, here are the results:
Even people who spend most of their working day writing to colleagues, customers and prospective customers may be unsure about their own grasp of grammar and punctuation. They might not have had an English grammar lesson for years. As a result they feel nervous when they write, or confused when their writing is corrected or rejected for no apparent reason.
All disciplines that communicate in writing need to ensure that their grammar is at an acceptable standard. Incorrect grammar will effect a change in people’s perception of you and your organisation. Remember your marketers cannot segment your customers by those who are good and those who are bad at grammar. You don’t always know very much about the people you are writing to, but you can try to imagine how it affects them.
Grammar on the Rocks™ is a half-day workshop offered by Illumine Training. It concentrates on what you need to know about grammar – not everything to do with grammar. It’s a workshop that has been developed to boost confidence and knowledge without making you feel mediocre.
It also guides you through the main punctuation marks and their uses. There are lots of exercises along the way to test your new-found knowledge. The workshop covers:
• A refresher: nouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs, prepositions and pronouns
• Must know grammar: apostrophes, plurals, subject-verb agreement, verbal gerbil
• Nice to know: colon, semicolon, punctuation of lists,
• was/were, I/me/myself, which/that/who/whom, hyphens, and/but, ellipsis, full stops with quotes
• Some finer points: prepositions and split infinitives
Grammar on the Rocks™ is the business grammar course, find out more here…
Grammar Test Results Scoreboard
How did you do?
1-5 correct is average: Grammar is something that we were all taught years ago. Grammar on the Rocks™ is a workshop that will help you build up this essential communication skill.
6-10 correct is good: Really good grammar is important to enhance the image of your organisation. When communicating to your customers you will rarely ever find out what they think of your communication skills. If it’s great they say nothing, if it’s really bad they will either tell you or move on to your competitor. Grammar on the Rocks™ won’t make you feel inferior about grammar; it will refresh your knowledge to ensure your communication is delivering the intended message.
11-15 correct is really good: The test only highlights 20% of the grammatical issues we face on a daily basis. Grammar on the Rocks™ offers a great refresher to ensure your grammar remains a core skill.