Writing skill is an integral part of communication. Good writing skills allow you to communicate your message with clarity and ease to a far larger audience than through face-to-face or telephone conversations.
Today, anyone can be their own publisher, we see more and more examples of poor writing skills both in print and on the web.
Poor writing skills create poor first impressions and many readers will have an immediate negative reaction if they spot a spelling or grammatical mistake.
This section of skills make students think about their writing, and the various processes and checks to go through before pressing print or broadcasting their message online. It also provides guides for specific pieces of writing that they may need to produce, whether at school or university.
Grade 8 students were told the importance of good writing and spelling and all written communications should therefore be re-read before sending to print, or hitting the send button in the case of emails. The students wrote articles about the barriers in the school
to people with disabilities. They made sure to include suggestions as to how the barriers could be eliminated.