Writing at a Glance


Entering college students already know that strong writing skills are needed for success in university-level courses, but it’s the job of the writing teacher to explain why these skills are important. These articles explain why writing proficiency matters in college and afterwards.

Writing Matters: Writing Well May Be the Key to Getting a Job or a Promotion

This article from UC Berkeley explains the importance of strong writing skills as graduates search for jobs and eventually seek out promotions.

Why Writing Matters

In this article from Scripps College, the author discusses the benefits of writing—both personal and professional.

The Importance of Good Writing

This blogger for Career Builder offers a black-and-white outline of why strong writing is an essential component in the job market.

Reasons Learning College Writing is Important

In this article, the blogger explains the importance of writing proficiency across the disciplines and how strong writing in one area will transfer to other fields, as well.


Here we offer a handful of helpful infographics that address some of the complex issues that teachers of writing face in the classroom. If you have suggestions for an issue you would like to see addressed, feel free to reach out to Dr. Sherry Linkon (new window), Director of the Georgetown University Writing Program.

See also the PowerPoint slideshow related to “Editing Matters”: Scratching the Surface, as well as this PDF of John Bean’s chapters about grading (new window). Also, in relation to “First Year Writing and Integrated Writing: What’s the Connection?” please see the PowerPoint slideshow, Taking it with Them.