Within their first three semesters, Marlboro students must fulfill the Clear Writing Requirement, which involves submitting a portfolio of clear, concise, and grammatically correct writing samples for review by the faculty. Why does Marlboro have a Clear Writing Requirement? Click through to find out.
Clear writing supports clear thinking.
Marlboro’s focus on helping students develop their command of the written word speaks to the college’s underlying focus on clear thinking, which is both a product and reflection of clear writing.
Clear writing is the foundation for Plan.
The culmination of every Marlboro student’s academic pathway is the Plan of Concentration, a self-designed, thesis-level project that includes a substantial written component. Fulfilling the Clear Writing Requirement signifies that students have built a solid writing foundation before embarking on Plan.
Clear writing is an essential job skill.
In a 2013 survey conducted by The Chronicle of Higher Education, employers ranked written and oral communication skills as the most important skills needed by recent college graduates to succeed in the workplace. The Clear Writing Requirement helps ensure that Marlboro students graduate with the ability to process complex information and clearly communicate their ideas to others.
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