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Writing is the ability to get an idea across by arranging words, numbers and symbols, on paper or a computer screen. Strong writing skills are essential to communicating effectively at work and at home. Some examples include writing memos, emails, phone messages, letters, to-do-lists and taking notes.

Benefits of investing in essential skills of your employees
Finding and keeping workers with the knowledge and skills to get the job done is critical in today’s workplace. Without the right skills, your workplace may suffer. Are you experiencing challenges in your workplace? An investment in the Essential Skills might be the right solution for your business.

We'll help you learn more about improving the essential skills of your employees.

Tools for employers:

This document features 5 case studies and a 10-step guide to building essential skills in your workplace.

ESDC has many other tools you may find helpful.

Tools for employees:

Writing Self Test   PDF [99KB]
Complete this self test to help you understand your writing strengths and areas for improvement. 

Writing Tip Sheet (from ESDC)
This tool provides practical tips to help you improve your writing skills. 


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My name is Terry Affleck and I learned to read at the age of 63 and today at 65 I am enrolled at Holland College to prepare for my GED. More...

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