According to research conducted by ACT News, the country’s largest provider of assessments for students transitioning from high school to college
, strong writing skills are among the most important skills needed to promote post-secondary success.
Based on reports from over 6,500 college and high school teachers, some of the most imperative writing skills include students’ ability to convey information in a written, organized, and logical manner, while utilizing correct grammar and sentence structure. As many community college students often struggle with the increased demands of collegiate writing requirements, many community colleges offer resources that can provide both assistance and support for increased writing improvement.
Writing Support for Community College Students
Seeking Assistance Early On
According to research conducted by Linda Jacobson of the Community College Review, students can aim to improve their collegiate writing skills by foremost focusing on their core issues and struggles: “To improve basic skills, developmental writing students need a solid understanding of the basic structure or fundamentals of the subject. Most developmental writing students realize that they have problems in writing well but are not able to identify a specific problem area.”
Oftentimes students may feel inhibited in their ability to write cohesively with clear organization, or may struggle to even start an essay or writing assignment. As such, the Jacobson suggests that students should meet with instructors
individually at the first sign of any problems or concerns.
The Benefits of Individual Conferences
In meeting with instructors individually, students can understand what to focus on for further improvement, which can in turn . . . read more