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    We are a writing services company

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    We help people communicate through writing

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    Tutoring assistance on writing assignments

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Make better grades on writing assignments.

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Write winning admissions essays for colleges, graduate schools, or professional schools (business, law, medical).

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Communicate clearly and effectively in written documents such as proposals, résumés, website content, and presentations.

7 Reasons Why Writing Skills Are Important

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    According to a Geiser and Studley (2001) study, writing is a core skill required in high school and college classes ranging from language arts to the sciences. A student’s ability to write and, in particular, to compose an extended text, is one of the best predictors of success in course work during the first year of college.

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    Students who develop their writing skills in middle school and high school perform better in the classroom and on standardized tests, such as the SAT and ACT.

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    Writing is a valued skill in the workplace. Most professionals spend more than 50% of their time communicating in some written fashion, such as through emails, presentations, speeches, or memorandums.

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    Writing communicates your thought processes, professionalism, and credibility. Your ability to communicate effectively and clearly in writing is critical to your success in high school, college, and the workplace.

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    Employees who receive training on writing perform better on the job and are more loyal to an organization. Costly mistakes and missed opportunities decrease. Employee retention and productivity increase.

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    A highly trained workforce with an ability to communicate orally and in writing improves operational efficiency, creates a competitive advantage, and increases both financial and non-financial returns.

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    In today’s highly connected, technological world, writing continues to be an increasingly important lifelong skill, enabling individuals to communicate and build relationships with people around the world.

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Get help now for the 2023-2024 application cycle. Additionally, register for our webinar presentations: "How to Write Winning College Admissions Essays & Scholarship Essays." Monday, October 9, 2023, 7-8:00 p.m. CDT and "How to Talk about Race in Your College Admissions Essays," Thursday, September 28, 2023, 7-8:00 p.m. CDT.

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Trice Hickman

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Sharing insights on book publishing and the craft of writing

Trice Hickman is a self-proclaimed Southern girl and award-winning, bestselling author of 10 fiction books. Trice’s love of reading and the power that she recognized in the written word inspired her to become a writer. After receiving rejection letters from every agent and publisher that she submitted her work to, Trice was determined to bring her stories to life. She quit her day job, formed her own publishing company (Platinum Books) and published her first three novels to great success. Shortly thereafter, she landed a multi-book deal with Kensington (Dafina Books) where she is currently published. Trice is also the creator of Fabulous Southern Belle, a lifestyle blog that will relaunch in 2023.

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