Shortage of writing skills in the workplace

Posted on Feb 5, 2014

Published in the January 31, 2014 Santa Maria Times. Tests going back to 1998 tell the same story—American students at all levels are seriously deficient in writing skills. Only 3 percent possess advanced or superior abilities when it comes to writing. This is no surprise to a writing instructor. For almost two decades I have seen students coming into my English classes at Allan Hancock College needing a great deal of assistance in everything...

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