About the Course

Being able to express yourself clearly and correctly is vital for written communication, yet many people find themselves at a loss with the basics, creating unnecessary problems in daily work interactions. Your writing skills are a reflection of your image: good or bad, it makes an impression. Poor grammar, punctuation, and sentence construction in your written communication can taint you or your brand’s credibility and have an impact on the way you are perceived. 

That’s where Nuts & Bolts comes in. 

Join us for a four-week crash course covering a variety of writing basics:

  • Learn paragraphing and sentence structure
  • Brush up on your grammar and syntax
  • Master spelling skills
  • Become adept at clear, error-free expression

Below is a preview from the Nuts & Bolts mini-course, taught by Dr. Sara Brown in summer 2020:


Signum Path: Career Skills Training for Everyone

Ruth B.

Nuts & Bolts Graduate, October 2020

“It may sound like the Nuts & Bolts course is just a waste of time: “I know how to use punctuation, why do I need this?” But when you start the course, you will realise that all the things you learned in school have disappeared. When was the last time you used a semicolon?

Not only is it a very informative course, but it is a lot of fun, too. The teachers are brilliant, making what could be a very boring topic fun and interesting; the interaction with both your teacher and classmates make it just like an in-person class that enables you to learn in a friendly and inviting environment. I will be recommending it to everyone that I know.”

Course Requirements

Nuts & Bolts is the first course in our Writing for Results badge. Though students may take our courses in any order, we do recommend starting with Nuts & Bolts, then proceeding to the next two courses in the badge: Writing as Process and Storytelling. Students may choose to complete a badge in its entirety or simply elect to take one or two courses from that badge that most address their professional development needs.

This course is 4 weeks long. Each week, you will have two 1-hour sessions of live instruction, and then 1-2 hours of homework. That means a total time commitment of no more than 12-16 hours! This length of time allows students to fully explore the course topic and develop strong foundational skills without having to commit to a lengthy training program. 

GoToWebinar facilitates live instruction, with screensharing capabilities and the opportunity for students to ask questions via audio or chat.

Plus, you won’t need any fancy equipment to participate. As long as you have a computer and an Internet connection, you can be a Signum Path student. Our program uses GoToWebinar conferencing software for live class sessions. Through the GTW interface, you can ask questions and submit comments to your instructor. The instructor can also allow audio for individual comments or group discussions, depending on the needs of the course. Video sharing is also available for demonstrations, presenting assignments, and other interactive elements.

This course will also use a Google Classroom that you will access through a Signum-provided email address. In that classroom space, you can view and submit assignments, check the course schedule, and discuss ideas with your instructor and fellow participants.

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Nuts & Bolts course cost: $225 for individuals / $495 for companies

We’re excited to help place you at the forefront of the jobs market!

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