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How will effective commnunication help students in their academic careers?

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Effective communication is vital inside and outside of the classroom. Firstly, students need to have good communication with their instructors regarding what is expected of them and their coursework. Every instructor is unique and has different expectations. Some might not mind if a student turns their work in a day or two late, while others are extremely strict on the matter.

Students will also need to have good communication with fellow classmates, particularly during group projects. Everyone must be on the same page regarding who does what and by what time. Forming bonds with fellow classmates is also a major boon if one is absent and needs to catch up on what happened during the missed class section.

Communication is a vital skill in writing as well. No matter one's area of study, writing is important in showing one understands the class and can formulate one's own ideas regarding the material.

Most importantly, communication skills should be developed during one's academic career...

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