importance of communication skills

importance of communication skills

Read the article, A tool kit for the real world. In this article, the author discusses the importance of communication skills within a field that many people may not believe strong communication skills are necessary. Write a paper about your thoughts on this article. In your paper, be sure to also address the following:

-Do you believe that strong communication skills are necessary in every type of organization? 
-What type of organization do you want to work for in the future? 
-How will having strong communication skills help you within that field? 

Article Link 

http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn19969-a-tool-kit-for-the-real-world.html?full=true

COM425 Grading Rubric
Assignment: Article Critique – Does Communication Matter in ALL Fields?
Read the article, A tool kit for the real world. In this article, the author discusses the importance of communication skills within a field that many people may not believe strong communication skills are necessary. Write a paper about your thoughts on this article. In your paper, be sure to also address the following:
a. Do you believe that strong communication skills are necessary in every type of organization?
b. What type of organization do you want to work for in the future?
c. How will having strong communication skills help you within that field?
Please make sure to reference the article and at least one other article in your paper. This can be your textbook, one of the recommended articles, or another article that you have located.
The paper must be two pages in length and formatted according to APA style. Cite your resources in text and on the reference page. For information regarding APA samples and tutorials, visit the Ashford Writing Center, within the Learning Resources tab on the left navigation toolbar, in your online course.
Grading Criteria Article Critique – Does Communication Matter in ALL Fields? # points possible: 5 Content Criteria Weight
Student shares his/her own thoughts regarding the ProQuest article.
1
Student addresses the questions posed in the instructions and uses strong examples.
1 Writing Skills
Student writing is logical, clear, and well-constructed.
.5
Student writing flows nicely with good transitions.
.5 Research Criteria
Student references the ProQuest article in the paper.
.5
Student uses at least one of the other course readings from this week in the paper.
.5 Style Criteria
Student uses APA style.
.5
Student paper is two pages and follows specific guidelines (12 point font, Times New Roman font, double spaced).
.5