Learn to Write Now was founded on a straightforward principle: even the most talented, technically skilled people can fall short if they lack verbal and written communication skills. Writing and communication skills play a significant role in determining success in academic and professional life.
Effective communication is the cornerstone of any successful career. Crafting emails, reports, proposals, and presentations requires writing clearly and concisely. On average, miscommunication through bad writing results in $400 Billion in business losses annually, not to mention the time and resources lost to correct or revise. Over the years, 75-80% of polled employers consistently rank strong writing skills (alongside leadership and teamwork) as a significant decision in hiring new candidates. Hiring managers look specifically for employees who demonstrate effective communication, critical thinking, and problem-solving. Strengthening ELA skills improves all three.
Strong ELA skills are valuable, marketable skills employers look for when hiring because bad writers take longer to write and require more supervision and oversight, taking time away from already busy managers. Employees with effective communication skills are more productive and persuasive than their poor writing counterparts. In the eyes of employers, good writing directly translates into productivity and profits.
Advanced reading and writing skills relate to effective critical thinking. Clear, cohesive writing demonstrates the ability to analyze, evaluate, and make decisions based on evidence, all needed for problem-solving in the workplace. Strong writers are typically well-organized and detail-oriented, meaning they recognize patterns, catch mistakes, produce faster, and manage their time more efficiently. Employees displaying these qualities are the most likely to advance quickly into leadership roles.
Are you looking to sharpen your professional and workplace writing skills? Learn more about LTWN’s Business Writing Basics course. In this 8-week program, we break down the keys to effective communication, strengthen writing and proofreading skills, and practice crafting the types of real-world documents that employees read and write every day.
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As summer approaches, many parents face a challenging choice: should my child keep working on skills over the summer, or do they need a break? It’s a legitimate question, especially for students who have busy academic calendars.
Effective communication is the cornerstone of any successful career. Crafting emails, reports, proposals, and presentations requires writing clearly and concisely. On average, miscommunication through bad writing results in $400 Billion in business losses annually, not to mention the time and resources lost to correct or revise.
In the age of ChatGPT and other AI writing generators, many people ask: why do I still need writing skills if AI can do it for me? It’s a reasonable question– after all, writing is really hard. Like any skill, good writing needs to be honed through trial and error. What’s the point in improving when emails for work or snappy social media posts are the only substantial writing people do in a day?