Why writing skills are crucial for new grads

Teens writingNewly minted grads may be well versed in their individual fields of study, but they often share a common deficiency in their education. According to the 2016 Workforce-Skills Preparedness Report, hiring managers said writing was the hard skill most lacking in new grads (beyond data analysis, industry-specific software, or coding).

As new grads enter the workforce, they may find, often to their dismay, that writing requirements don’t end with in-class essays and semester-long research papers.

In fact, writing can make — or break — a career. “With emails, notes, letters, texts and Tweets, most people spend a fair amount …