Underachieving Writing Skills

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Whether you are in a business school, college, or have a professional position, communication, through good writing skills, is essential for success. Employers spend billions annually training new and existing employees to write effectively. (Simkin, Crews, & Groves, 2012). Individuals entering institutions of higher education must enroll in writing courses to prepare them for success in their studies. Why then, do so many Americans not possess effective writing skills? A number of reasons seem to factor into the decline of these skills.

Research by Simkin, Crews, & Groves (2012) states that underachieving college freshmen blame their lack of writing skills on their high school education not adequately preparing them for college writing
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