Students entering today's workforce must solve complex, multidisciplinary problems, work successfully in teams, exhibit effective oral and written communication skills, and practice good interpersonal skills. In order to successfully prepare our students for the workplace, we must equip them not only with a solid foundation in subject matter knowledge, but also with critical thinking and effective communication skills. The good news is that thinking and writing are compatible, synergistic processes. As we teach our students how to write, we are teaching them how to think. This paper discusses how the principles and benefits of using writing can be integrated into both small and large college classrooms to develop students' critical thinking skills.
writing, critical thinking skills