General Education Resources

WRITTEN COMMUNICATION is the practice of creating and refining messages that educated readers will value.

People with a general education use thoughtful writing processes to develop effective written materials for a variety of audiences and purposes, entering larger discussions by using formats and conventions that are important to their readers.

Students who have written communication skills can:

  • develop content that is appropriate to a specific disciplinary or professional context
  • organize written material to suit the purposes of the document and meet the needs of the intended audience
  • express ideas using language that meets the needs and expectations of the intended audience
  • use conventions of grammar, punctuation, usage, formatting, citation, and documentation appropriate to the specific writing situation

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