How can developing and using effective writing and research skills further your educational and academic goals? How can developing and using effective writing and research skills advance your professional and career goals?

For your initial post, you will consider the skills and information covered in the class and draft a letter addressed to fellow students who have the same major as you, explaining the importance of effective writing and research across multiple platforms and modalities (from e-mails to essays, blog posts to social media posts) for your chosen profession or field.

Your letter will address 3 primary topics, each with a dedicated section, and it should include examples and details in each section that address the unique audience and purposes for each scenario. Answer the following:

  1. How can developing and using effective writing and research skills further your educational and academic goals?
  2. How can developing and using effective writing and research skills advance your professional and career goals?
  3. How can developing and using effective writing and research skills enrich your personal life?

Finally, your post must follow a formal letter format using this template.  Please copy and paste your letter directly; do not post it as an attachment.

Peer Responses:

Respond to 2 classmates. In your responses to your classmates, remember to be constructive and polite. Use the following questions to assist you with your responses:

  1. What about the student’s vision of how writing is important seems useful or interesting?
  2. Which scenarios or situations seem the most relevant to you?
  3. Which modality is the most important to master?
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