Good writing starts with good grammar!

Help students improve their reading, writing and speaking skills.

Regardless of academic level, all students must know how to put words and sentences together effectively. Also, teachers of all disciplines should be equipped to help students improve their speaking, reading, and writing abilities—not just the English teachers. In the "Student Success Grammar Skills" online class, educators seeking professional development hours can refresh their knowledge of grammar and language rules that students must know to write successful academic assignments. This self-paced class is delivered completely online and does not require attendance in a physical location. The course is offered all year round without date or clock time restrictions. However, participants receive 90 days of access to complete the course after registration. In order to receive a certificate, all lessons must be completed at 100% before the course expires in 90 days after registration.

  • ADE ID CODE: 3384072100000
    FOCUS AREA: K-12 Content
  • This course has been approved by the Arkansas Department of Education (ADE) for K-12 educator professional development, and is worth 6 PD hours that count toward your teacher licensure requirements.
  • View approval status on our website.

Learning Objectives

  • #1

    Identify common grammar errors found in academic and professional writing.

  • #2

    Learn to correct common grammar errors through lecture videos, slides and practice exercises.

  • #3

    Help students improve their literacy and language skills by demonstrating competence in standard English grammar.

What You Get

As an individual (single user) taking this class for personal or professional development, you have full access to class materials for your specified time of enrollment. You must complete all lessons and surveys to receive your certificate. Learn at your own pace. The instructor retains all copyright ownership for all of the materials presented in this course. Any resources not directly written by the instructor are duly noted and properly cited. Students are expected to abide by fair use laws when printing course materials. No part of this course may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise, without the prior written permission of the author.

  • Video Lessons, Lecture Slides, Quizzes, PDF Handouts

  • Clear explanations of grammar rules
    Engaging, effective instruction
    6 PD hours

  • Duration: 90 days, 24/7 Access

  • Certificate of Professional Development

Course Curriculum

  • 1

    Getting Started

    • Welcome!

    • Viewing the Lessons

    • Video: Downloading Materials

  • 2


    • Video: Verbs

    • Slides: Verbs

    • Exercise: Verbs

    • Handout: Helping Verbs

    • Quiz: Verbs

  • 3

    Mood (Verbs)

    • Video: Mood

    • Slides: Mood

    • Quiz: Mood

  • 4

    Subject-Verb Agreement

    • Video: Subj-Verb Agreement

    • Slides: Subj-Verb Agreement

    • Quiz #1: Subject-Verb

    • Quiz #2: Subject-Verb

  • 5


    • Video: Fragments

    • Slides: Fragments

    • Quiz #1: Fragments

    • Quiz #2: Fragments

  • 6

    Run-on Sentences

    • Video: Run-ons

    • Slides: Run-ons

    • Quiz #1: Run-ons

    • Quiz #2: Run-ons

  • 7

    Dangling & Misplaced Modifiers

    • Video: Dangling/Misplaced Modifiers

    • Slides: Dangling/Misplaced Modifiers

    • Quiz: Dangling/Misplaced Modifiers

  • 8

    Conditional Statements

    • Video: Conditional Statements

    • Slides: Conditional Statements

    • Quiz: Conditional Statements

  • 9

    Before You Finish

    • Quiz: Grammar Post-Test

    • Student Writing Resources

    • Your Certificate

    • Course Review


  • Is there a time limit on enrollment?

    Yes. As an educator earning professional development hours, you have 90 days to complete this course from the date you register.

  • Why are there no refunds?

    All enrollments are final. No refunds. Our courses have taken copious amounts of time, energy and personal finances to build. We are confident that all of our courses deliver the exact information you need to improve your writing skills and instructional techniques.

  • When will I receive my certificate?

    When you have completed all lessons and assignments, you will receive a certificate within 24-48 hours after you have finished the class, not to exceed 7 days after course completion, depending on holidays and high class volumes.

Your Instructor

Ashan R. Hampton

Instructor Bio

Ashan R. Hampton has worked as an English instructor in higher education for over 20 years. She is a proud graduate of the Donaghey Scholars Program under the direction of Dr. C. Earl Ramsey, Emeritus. With her doctoral studies on hold, Ashan has found success in online education. She produces and teaches original writing and grammar courses for global audiences. Outside of academics, Ashan worked for short stints in the corporate world as a technical writer, website designer, digital content coordinator, proofreader and legal editor. She is also a self-published author who has recently released multiple books on grammar, writing, proofreading and copyediting, now available on Amazon, Lulu, and other popular booksellers. All book titles and ordering information are posted on her website at: