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ENG1020: Introduction to the 10 Skills

ENG1020: Introduction to the 10 Skills

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In this lesson, you will be introduced to the 10 essential employability skills and explore the specific skills you will be learning more about in this course. Specifically, this lesson will cover:
  1. Introduction to the 10 Skills
  2. Skills in This Course
  3. Skills in Unit 1

1. Introduction to the 10 Skills

10 Employability Skills


The jobs of today look very different from the jobs our parents had. Whether you work in a cubicle or on a construction site, technology has changed — and is continuing to change — the ways we connect, communicate, and create in our careers. In the past, a college degree was enough to set you up for professional success. Today, employers want job candidates who also have the right skills to succeed.

That‘s why we’ve partnered with top employers, business leaders, and recruiters to identify 10 SKILLS that are critical to performing your best — not just in one field, but across all industries. These are skills that will prepare you for the needs of any future employer and set you up for success in a world that is constantly evolving.

10 Skills Chart

As you work through this and other courses, consider how you can use these 10 Skills to achieve your personal, academic, and professional goals.


2. Skills in This Course

In this course, you’ll strengthen three essential skills by learning how to write persuasively. You’ll learn how to effectively source information so you can create a written message that will influence others to adopt or change a particular perspective. They are:

  • Communication to articulate an argument, use persuasion, and present a conclusion to your audience.
  • Problem solving to identify issues, weigh evidence, and make well-informed decisions.
  • Innovation to use strategies to develop your ideas and create change.
Understanding persuasive writing will not only help you hone these skills, it will also help you learn to decipher messages you receive every day (through social media, the news, and more) so you can make the best decisions for your future.

In an era of “fake news,” dubious messages are everywhere. So it’s important to stay vigilant for ways in which persuasion might influence your decision making. In this course, you’ll discover how good research can help you separate fact from fiction, whether you’re the audience or the creator of persuasive arguments. Throughout this course, you’ll hear real stories from real people who are using these skills and concepts every day to reach their personal and professional goals.

terms to know

Communication Skill
The ability to actively seek and deliver information, articulate ideas, effectively listen, and connect to various audiences, settings, and situations.
Problem Solving Skill
The ability to identify and frame problems, explore ideas, and create effective, ethical, and evidence-based solutions.
Innovation Skill
The ability to creatively think and generate original/unique ideas and solutions outside of routine perspectives.

3. Skills in Unit 1

As you begin with this first unit, you will explore these skills in relation to composition. You will begin to understand how you can use these skills to write effective papers - in school, in your career, and in everyday life. You will look deeper at how improving your skills can help you understand where you are today and the steps you need to take to improve your writing, and thus, your success.

In particular in the first unit, we will focus on your communication skills , problem solving skills , and innovation skills .

Skills in Unit 1 Description
Communication Producing high-quality writing gives you the ability to persuade others.
Strong written communication skills demonstrate that you are professional and intelligent.
Problem Solving Well-written and organized communications assist you in identifying and solving problems in your professional and personal life.
Innovation Looking at the big picture of your communication sparks ideas about your given topic.

hint
Throughout the course, be on the lookout for various callouts to help you better see the connections between the skills and the course content.

As you begin your journey in ENG1020, consider why these skills are not just beneficial to you, but also important to employers. These skills matter when it comes to ethically persuading others and making a strong case for your argument.

summary
In this lesson, you learned that there are 10 essential employability skills. Employers seek individuals who possess these skills and continue to work to strengthen them. These skills cut across all professions and career paths. You learned how communication, problem solving, and innovation will be incorporated into this course and why they are valuable. Best of luck in your learning!
Terms to Know
Communication Skill

The ability to actively seek and deliver information, articulate ideas, effectively listen, and connect to various audiences, settings, and situations.

Innovation Skill

The ability to creatively think and generate original/unique ideas and solutions outside of routine perspectives.

Problem Solving Skill

The ability to identify and frame problems, explore ideas, and create effective, ethical, and evidence-based solutions.