In a previous article (Zimmerman, 1991), several articles were cited from past issues of the NACTA Journal which had documented the importance and need of well developed communication skills to the success of college graduates (Schaefer, 1984; Broder and Houston, 1986: Cobia, 1986; Coorts, 1987; Riesenberg, 1988). And more recently, Barkley (1991), in a survey of graduates, reported that over 97% of those responding found communication skills to be important in their current positions and concluded that "teaching programs could be strengthened by increasing the communication content of specific courses and the overall curricula".



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