Punctuation: Commas and Semicolons Made Easy

About the Module

This new module for fall 2015 targets students with weak comma and semicolon usage skills. The module foregoes many of the technical terms that students may have encountered in the past and uses more accessible language. While this module does not address all issues that could arise with punctuation, it does address the bulk of mistakes that students often make and that instructors have seen from their students. The module provides a brief overview of independent and dependent clauses and then builds from those lessons, ultimately showing students how to punctuate correctly while varying their sentence structure.

Activating the Module

All currently available QEP modules will come pre-loaded into your FSEM’s Canvas course, and you will have the ability to activate the modules of your choosing. We ask that for assessment purposes, you use at least three modules from each skill area in your fall 2017 course. Everyone must use the Communication Theory module.

To activate a module, go to the Canvas home page for your FSEM and click on “Modules” in the left menu. You should see a list of all available modules (12 in total). On the right-hand side of each module and its content, a small cloud icon indicates whether or not the module and its pieces have been published. To activate a module, click on its corresponding gray cloud, and most of the content will change to a published status. Manually publish the module summary files by following the same procedure.