Section Instructor: Lyn Millner
This Digital Course Pack is for students enrolled in at Florida Gulf Coast University.
This is a series of self-directed courses produced by Poynter’s News University covering key aspects of news writing and reporting, focusing on the planning and writing of effective messages in journalism, public relations, and web media. Each of these digital courses has an assessment of your understanding of the information presented, which is part of your final grade in the course.
The courses in this pack are:
- Language Primer: Basics of Grammar, Punctuation and Word Use
- Fundamentals of Editing
You need to complete all NewsU self-directed courses online as part of this Digital Course Pack, taking an assessment at the end of each course.
You can take the assessment up to three times and must make at least an 80 percent correct to pass each assessment.
Who should take this course:
This course is for anyone who struggles with the basics of English grammar, word usage and punctuation. It also can be used as a review of the fundamentals or to diagnose and correct specific problems.
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