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Communication Toolbox: Writing

Writing tool

Written Communication is the development and expression of ideas in writing.  Written communication involves learning to work in many genres and styles.  It can involve working with many different writing technologies, and mixing texts, data, and images (Association of American Colleges and Universities, n.d.).

Employers are desperately seeking employees who can communicate clearly and write well.  In a recent survey conducted by Hart Research, 80% of the employers who hire college graduates said that colleges need to place more emphasis on written communication skills.  Strengthening your writing will prove to be an invaluable lifetime skill, and will give you a distinct advantage in the workplace. 

In this section you will find a wealth of important resources as you compose essays and research papers for your courses.  References for grammar and writing mechanics as well as guidelines for style are included for your use.

Source: Association of American Colleges and Universities. (n.d.) VALUE: Valid assessment of learning in undergraduate education. Retrieved from http://www.aacu.org/VALUE/rubrics/

Hart Research Associates. (2013). It takes more than a major: Employer  priorities for college learning and student success. Retrieved from http://www.aacu.org/leap/documents/2013_EmployerSurvey.pdf