The single factor that hinders performance of our graduates on the job more than any other is the inability to communicate (1, 4, 8, 14). This deficiency is not confined to agriculture students but seems to be fairly general regardless of discipline or geographic region. Overcoming this weakness would do more than any other factor to enhance the job performance, promotion, and satisfaction of our graduates. Blame has been placed on TV, teachers that don't teach, standards that are kept or are not even in place, lack of parental support or no parents, and university English courses that teach only literature.



writing skills, communication skills

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