Writing is a life skill; something we all need to get through life. The better your writing skills are, the better able you are to improve your standarad of life. Writing is not something you learn for school assignments and never use again once you graduate — it is something you will use for the rest of your life.
I’m a writer, so OF COURSE I think writing skills are important. After all, I have to know the rules in order to break them effectively. 🙂 But writing isn’t the ONLY job I have, and I use my writing skills on a daily basis for my day job. Those skills have made me a better employee and have helped me rise in stature with my company.
Don’t believe me? Check out what my friends at Grammarly.com have to say about it. (Click the graphic to enlarge it.) The folks at Grammarly.com polled people in the workplace and found that those who had fewer errors in their written work were PAID better. Who doesn’t want more money?
Think about it from an employer’s point of view … wouldn’t you want your employees to sound professional? Wouldn’t you presume that those who made fewer errors while writing were the same employees who paid closer attention to the task at hand? Those who write with fewer errors also tend to sound more professional when speaking, so it relates directly to the first impression you make when meeting someone.
So how do you improve your writing skills? Grammarly has a free grammar checker. Use it for your next writing assignment … see what you think.
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