English, Grammar, and Usage

English Essentials: GPO Style Manual Review

CEUs: 0.7
Classroom, Virtual

Who Should Attend

The Government Publishing Office (GPO) Style Manual is the default style manual for almost all Federal agencies and their employees.  This course is designed for Federal employees, Federal contractors, and anyone else who needs or wants a thorough refresher in the rules found in the GPO Style Manual.  

What You Will Learn

  • Review the rules of punctuation, capitalization, compound words, and numerals as outlined in the GPO Style Manual.

  • Avoid the most common punctuation mistakes.
  • Learn five major COMMA rules (and more) that will help you get it right every time.
  • Review and practice with other punctuation marks, including apostrophes, semicolons, colons, parentheses, ellipses, quotation marks, and dashes.
  • Work with hands-on exercises and examples to reinforce what you’ve learned.
  • Punctuate with confidence by analyzing and identifying the clauses in a sentence - independent and dependent clauses. 

Why You Should Attend

Professionals who can write clearly and correctly are more valuable to an organization than those whose business writing is filled with errors. This course is designed for those who want to refresh their knowledge of punctuation and/or those who know what’s correct but can’t always explain why. Students will learn in a highly interactive and hands-on environment.

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