The 4 Pillars of Good Writing
Which hard skill do recent college grads lack the most? In 2016, PayScale asked employers this question. The top response was “writing proficiency.”
Wow. Our education system teaches few practical skills, but it does emphasize writing. So what gives? Incompetent teachers? Unteachable students?
Actually, the problem for many college graduates is having absorbed their academic training all too well. The challenge for them is to unlearn the bad writing habits picked up from 16-plus years of school.