There is always much discussion about whether or not new grads are ready for the workplace. I know I have had conversations with recruiters about the job skills of new graduates and more specifically the writing skills of new grads. Recent article in College Boards’ National Commission on Writing says that American corporations spend approximately $3.1 billion annually to remedy their employees’ deficiencies in writing. What this tells me is that the writing skills of new grads is not the only problem employees have. It appears that some experienced workers also have poor writing skills.
Worried about writing skills of new grads?
You are not alone. I once had a supervisor tell me that writing skills are critical to career advancement and the work you do to develop good writing skills, will pay off with professional growth. Whether you are the new grad, embarking on life after college, or you are the employer who wants to help a new grad, here are 5 online writing resources to help college grads master writing skills:
–The Online Writing Lab at Purdue University
–Business Writers Free Library
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