The Importance of Essay Writing Skills for Any Career

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Unconscious biases regarding upbringing and character can be a hindrance in one’s career. The inability to write a proper formal essay is something that may contribute (or perhaps validate) these beliefs. Essay writing skills are necessary for a person to not only advance in a career, but even have a career to begin with.

Essay writing skills are important for a person’s career because the skills needed to write a well-written essay are applicable to other areas of professional life. According to Rebecca Hines, essay writing expert at and, “to write an effective essay, tone and diction must be appropriate for the audience.” These ideas can then be extrapolated to real-life situations. In conversations, different levels of formality suit different people and situations. Maintaining formality with a supervisor or boss demonstrates respect for the individual and is often associated with intelligence. In essays, if the information is not conveyed well, it is as if it was not presented at all. In a work environment, if a partner or colleague feels disrespected because of an inappropriate tone, the message will not be received well, whether it is important or not. The qualities associated with being a good writer are important for a person’s future and current career, as they help get their message out to more people and ensure that the message is well received.

Better essay writing skills also improve the chances of getting a job or getting accepted to college. These decisions are indirectly related to a person’s future career, as they help determine which college one enters or what work experience and connections (for endorsements or experience in general) a person will get. For example, as Amanda Wright, creative writer at MLA Format Outline states, “Improving my writing skills will increase my chances of being accepted into an association, receiving a scholarship, and getting into a specific college. These opportunities can allow me to go to a college that would otherwise be too expensive or out of reach. This will increase my position as a potential employee and advance me in my career. »

In addition to this, the ability to write well can also improve a person’s ability to communicate more effectively on a personal or less formal basis. For example, persuasive essays use a variety of techniques to more easily convince the audience. When discussing with others where some persuasion is needed, one may use literary strategies such as counterclaim and rebuttal, change syntax to create emphasis, and other techniques that writers use to unconsciously influence the public.

If someone is heavily involved in the political sphere or speaks in front of an audience to convince them to vote a certain way, so is the case. In order to effectively relay information to persuade an audience, there are other writing strategies to keep in mind. First of all, as mentioned before, being aware of tone is extremely important. A writer must know the connotations of words so as not to confuse or even offend an audience. This is also related to common persuasive strategies in writing: pathos, ethos and logos. When it comes to speaking in public and in private, certain vocabularies can evoke a more pathetic speech [pathos] audience response. We can also increase the public’s confidence in the speaker (ethos and logos).

Many people use these strategies unconsciously, regardless of their writing skills; however, improving one’s writing skills, and therefore learning to better handle audience reactions, will improve one’s chances of achieving the objective of the speech or argument. In conclusion, skills commonly associated only with formal writing can also be used in verbal conversations as well as speeches to positively benefit an individual and bring them closer to their career goals.

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