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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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