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Gary Bortolotti, Biology Faculty

Essays in Science

Why do you assign essays?

Because writing skills are as important as oral skills, I also have oral presentations as part of the requirement. And, there's not a field or a job today anywhere that doesn't require communications skills. And, generally they all sort of go hand-in-hand, so if you don't write well, you probably don't speak well. Those are critical skills no matter what you do.