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English Grammar and Style UQueensland

About This Course

With the rise of social media and the Internet, many people are writing more today for different mediums than ever before. We’ll present materials that cover grammatical principles, word usage, writing style, sentence and paragraph structure, and punctuation. We’ll introduce you to some marvelous resources that we have annotated for your guidance. We’ll show you video clips of interviews conducted with distinguished grammarians, challenge you with quizzes and writing activities that will give you strategies to help you to build skills that will enhance the quality of your writing, and invite you to participate in discussions and assess the work of your peers.


Though we're certain that anyone who learn English will find this course useful, the recommended level of English to take this course is:

  • TOEIC: 400 - 650
  • IELTS: 3.5 - 5.5
  • TOEFL IBT: 40 -75

Course Staff

Roslyn Petelin

Roslyn Petelin

Associate Professor Roslyn Petelin convenes the post-graduate Writing, Editing, & Publishing (WEP) Program in the School of Communication and Arts. Prior to initiating the program at UQ in 2000, she taught Literature and Film at the Brisbane Kindergarten Teachers’ College and Communication in the Faculty of Business at Queensland University of Technology and in the School of Hotel Administration at Cornell University.

Associate Professor Petelin edited the internationally refereed Australian Journal of Communication from 1988-2013 and is on the editorial boards of Business and Professional Communication Quarterly (USA) and Corporate Communications: An International Journal (UK). She is a past President and Honorary Life Member of the Australian and New Zealand Communication Association and has consulted extensively on writing, editing, and information design to public and private sector organisations in Australia, the UK, the USA, and S. E. Asia. In 2014, she developed and launched WRITE101x, a massive, open online course for UQx, which attracted 47,000+ registrants.

Amber Gwynne

Amber Gwynne

Amber Gwynne is a researcher, writer, and editor currently working on a PhD at The University of Queensland. With a background in linguistics, she brings a unique expertise to working with words. Amber has produced and edited content for several published books, and often collaborates with other writers, students, and small businesses in southeast Queensland to make words work harder. When she’s not trawling through research related to her thesis, Amber can be found standing idly in bookshop aisles, splattering the kitchen with cake batter, or trying to balance both a book and a cup of tea in bed. Amber graduated with a master’s degree in Writing, Editing, and Publishing at The University of Queensland in 2011.

Megan Porter

Megan Porter

Megan Porter likes poetry, science fiction, and learning new things, though not necessarily in that order. She has recently achieved a Master of Arts at the University of Queensland, and now tutors the next crop of aspiring writers.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to buy a textbook?

No, a free online version of Chemistry: Principles, Patterns, and Applications, First Edition by Bruce Averill and Patricia Eldredge will be available, though you can purchase a printed version (published by FlatWorld Knowledge) if you’d like.

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    Feb 28, 2017