The Importance of Writing in the Workplace



Writing well is one of those skills that can help you rise above in your career, no matter what you do. When done well, strong writing almost falls into the background as your information is seamlessly delivered to your audience. On the flip side, poor writing is immediately recognized and can damage your standing. We've all received an email, for example, that had the opposite effect that the author intended.

Strong writing has been linked to critical thinking skills, and it shows an attention to detail necessary in all of your tasks and projects. Whether you're applying for a job, advancing in your career or just trying to improve your current writing skills, research shows that strong writing is important for your success. 

If you want to find out more about how strong writing can help you advance in your career and why it's an important tool to develop, check out these sources:

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If you're interested in developing your own writing skills, consider one of our continuing education writing courses here at Oregon State University. They're open to everyone and there are no prerequisites. 

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