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Students Welcome Latest Addition to Campus Skyline

Kozmetsky Center Wraps Up Successful Fall Lecture Series

State of the Campus: President’s Meeting

Sneak Peek at Homecoming Weekend

St. Edward’s Receives National Recognitions

Student Spotlight: Margaret Whitney, ’07

Number of Gilman Scholars Places
St. Edward's in Top 10

Digital Media Management Program for Undergraduates

Back to Basics with the Writing Center

Spring Job & Internship Fair

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December 2006


Back to Basics with the Writing Center

If you were asked to list the most in-demand skills sought by entry-level employers, you'd probably start by thinking along the lines of mastering the latest software programs or being able to solve complex problems. While these skills are certainly important and desirable, they alone don't have the power to land graduates their dream jobs.


As MonsterTRAK CareerCoach Peter Vogt notes in The New Reality for Entry-Level Job Seekers, superior oral and written communication skills are still considered a necessity. And, that's where the Writing Center at St. Edward's University comes in.


Sharpening Skills and Honing Capabilities

Not every student is a born writer or natural grammarian. For those who need support, the writing center offers one-on-one consultations with experienced writing instructors who can help students with a variety of needs:

  • Grammar, punctuation and usage
  • Research and Capstone papers
  • Graduate school essays
  • Technical reports
  • Memos

Students can also turn to the writing center for guidance on citations and bibliographies, including how to properly cite research found on the Internet. Plus, there are a range of tools available through the center, such as grammar and style guides, sample citation formats, and composition and rhetoric resources. So, encourage your St. Edward's University student to sign up for an appointment today.

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