Well developed writing skills are in high demand in the professional workplace, yet American students continue to struggle with this important life skill. While 4-H has an exceptional history of teaching oral communication skills, writing has become the neglected life skill. If 4-H is to help its members succeed in all areas of communication, writing must move beyond the realm of the record book and be given a more central role in program planning.
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Harder, A. (2006). The Neglected Life Skill. The Journal of Extension, 44(1), Article 2. https://tigerprints.clemson.edu/joe/vol44/iss1/2