College Writing

Why Write?

Writing is important because it requires high level skills to complete.

Skills involved in writing include:

  • Reading and following directions
  • Note taking
  • Organization
  • Study planning and time management
  • Critical thinking
  • Technology
  • Creativity
  • Application of knowledge
  • Comprehension of material
  • Clear communication
  • Research and documentation


Students are notoriously bad at estimating the time it take to write a good paper, which is why study planning is a critical step. Writing a paper is an exercise in organization, planning, and critical thinking. Research and documentation are also critical elements. Doing research and documentation correctly helps prevent plagiarism, which could come with significant bad consequences.