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Students have different reasons as to why they enrol in university. According to The National Union of Students (2008; pp.3-4) 95% of students attend university in order to make a career for themselves, 67 % attend university because of social and economic expectations and 57% of students enrol in tertiary education in order to improve themselves. Whatever may be the reason or field of study, certain skills are required for the success in university and most students who graduate from higher education may have attained these particular skills; also known as employability skills defined by Robinson (2000; p.1) as “the basic skills necessary for getting, keeping and doing well in a job”, which inevitably benefit graduates when entering the corporate world.
This argument shall elaborate and evaluate skills acquired and developed within a university setting with both positive and negative influences, by applying certain skills to particular examples of everyday situations within the corporate world and the community. This argument shall break down the main attributes of critical thinking with reference to research done by reputable authors. The importance and relevance of academic writing and critical literacy shall also be cross examined with the main elements of corporate writing, also referred to as business writing. An evaluation of ‘’ The academic discourse and Culture’’ (Wallace, Schirato, & Bright. 1999, pp. 18-21) shall also be provided in the body of this argument.
Communication is a very important skill acquired at a very young age but maturely developed by higher education. According to The University of Massachusetts (n.d, p.1) Communication skills is the ability to communicate verbally, in writing or through electronic means, covering interpersonal communication, presentation and negotiation skills. There are many opportunities within a university setting…...

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