We love it when we get comments from students on our courses who are enjoying what we’ve written.
This was in an email from a correspondence course student this morning:
I am enjoying the course. It’s been really simple to follow so far – I love it when people write clearly in plain English!
We try really hard to make our course materials direct and easy to follow, and our tutors will answer emails with queries as you go through the course. That’s what they are here for!
And this comment was in a letter from a seminar student:
Notice that I started a sentence above with And: there’s nothing at all incorrect about that. Writers throughout the ages have chosen to do this, from Chaucer to Shakespeare to Austen and onwards. It’s not wrong or “bad” English. Simply the writer’s choice. And notice also that the last sentence didn’t have a verb: again, nothing wrong with that.
Remember that our tutors are always available and happy to help students with queries or comments about the course as they work through it. Just email us for help.
This comment came today:
I’m doing the proofreading course (and really enjoying it – thanks!), and have a question about jumbled text.
Just the sort of thing we love to deal with. (And, yes, that sentence ends with a preposition.)
I am so appreciative of your kindness and understanding. I can honestly say that it has given a whole new meaning when reading a book, newspaper, online etc. and still find myself learning after all these years. Thank you for the very interesting insight to the world of proofreading and copy editing. I have loved doing it …