Student or Learner
If you see any mistakes in the following sentences, can I have your comments? Thanks always!!
This course, which focuses on academic paragraph writing, is designed to help you develop some of the skills necessary to succeed with academic writing in the university environment. Though this course, students will not only practice writing skills but also develop basic grammar.
Wouldn't it be better to change the second "this course" into "the course"?
through this course - as a means to doing something or accomplishing something - With this meaning, I think that "this" is better than "the".
throughout the course - the entire duration of the course. - With this phrase, I think both "the" and "this" are good.I'd have to think about why I prefer "this", and not "the", in this example. I guess that "the" would make more sense if this course (the course?) were first preceded (qualified) by "a", indefinite article (determiner). Using "this" sounds more specific in this case, as well. I simply think it's better. There's no grammatical or structural reason that comes to mind.
Both are good, but it depends on what bosun really wants to say.
Last edited by PROESL; 06-Sep-2009 at 00:28.