Danairis Melendez (left), Jason Landt (center), and Delaney Tisdale (right) are looking forward to using their writing skills in their healthcare professions once they graduate from MPTC.

Danairis Melendez (left), Jason Landt (center), and Delaney Tisdale (right) are looking forward to using their writing skills in their healthcare professions once they graduate from MPTC.

Being able to write well impacts my future success

The need for good writing skills exist in every profession. “For example, in my future career field as a radiographer, I must communicate findings and evaluations that are clear and concise, so the doctors know how to proceed,” said Jason Landt, who plans to graduate from the Radiography program at MPTC.

Delaney Tisdale, a student in the MPTC Medical Assistant program, shared her perspective.  “As a future medical assistant, I need to document the patient’s history by being very complete and thorough,” said Tisdale.

Danairis Melendez agrees about how important writing is for her career.  “As a future nurse, I must accurately chart symptoms, vitals, and medications for the healthcare team,” emphasized Melendez, who plans to graduate from the MPTC Nursing Program in 2020.


Jonah Tyjeski (right), Natalie Bock (center), and Stephanie Munro (left), students in the English Composition I course, explain how they will use their writing skills in their future careers.

Jonah Tyjeski (right), Natalie Bock (center), and Stephanie Munro (left), students in the English Composition I course, explain how they will use their writing skills in their future careers.

Students share how their writing skills matter in workplace

Writing skills allow you to sound more professional, intelligent, and improve productivity in the workplace along with making your job more enjoyable. Jonah Tyjeski, Natalie Bock, and Stephanie Munro, additional students in the English Composition I course, explain how writing skills matter in the workplace.

“If I’m at work and I need a piece of equipment from the warehouse, I need to send an official e-mail to the warehouse manager and human resources to obtain it.  I use my writing skills every day,” said Jonah Tyjeski, who plans to graduate from MPTC in the HVAC program this semester.

Natalie Bock agrees.  “When I take x-rays, I need to write what is wrong and communicate this information to the doctor.  I must be very accurate with my writing,” said Bock, a MPTC Radiography program student.

Stephanie Munro, a future MPTC Nursing graduate, also shares her experience with writing.  “I know I will use my writing skills every day when I communicate with doctors about orders and when I complete patient charting.”


Students in the English Composition I course include Cindi Thorpe (back left), Peter Cahill (back right), Angela Clark (front left), and Ali Gill (front right); they recognize the hard work that great writing requires.

Students in the English Composition I course include Cindi Thorpe (back left), Peter Cahill (back right), Angela Clark (front left), and Ali Gill (front right); they recognize the hard work that great writing requires.

Students recognize writing to be challenging and necessary for any career

No matter your career field, your writing skills matter.  A technical trainer, an automotive engine technician, a chef, and a nurse need to put their writing skills to the test every day in their careers. These students in the English Composition I course recognize that they must demonstrate to co-workers, customers, patients, and management that they can communicate well and be proficient in writing. If you want to advance in your career, you need to be able to use correct grammar, spelling, and punctuation, as well as provide accurate and pertinent information.

All of these students in the English Composition I course understand that as current and future professionals, they must be good writers to be successful, which is why they chose to complete the English Composition I course at MPTC.  This course focuses on the 4 C’s of writing, the research and writing process, proper documentation and formatting, critical thinking, and more.

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Written by Rebecca Leichtfuss
Social Science Instructor