There are many stereotypes that create stigmas in the world of education. From the time a young student develops interest areas in key subjects, they are deemed to have certain types of brains. Frequently adults will say a student is “left brained” or “right brained” when in fact all humans utilize multiple parts of their brain every day, not just segmented portions. Although it may be true that some people gravitate toward certain subject areas, creativity and logic are not mutually exclusive. A student who enjoys reading and writing may also love their math and science courses. Someone uniquely interested in ancient history might also have a passionate interest in statistics. It is not one or the other when it comes to educational subjects. For as much as students are told being well-rounded will give them the best outcomes, it still seems as if stigmas and stereotypes are imposed on them to create limits instead of well-rounded masterminds.
One skill that is continually left out of curriculums is writing. Writing must be done when a student decides to study degree courses. Writing their name is one of the first tasks a student must accomplish when they are young. It is not just the art of writing letters that will make a critical thinker, but the ability to take thoughts from someone’s mind, assess them, then form a logical analysis on paper that gives proper explanation. Writing must be done in every course. Although mathematicians may be stereotyped as never writing, they must still explain theories and speak on their subject areas. Mathematics and writing have similar logical analysis. When it comes to grammar the rules apply just as much as they do in math. Both are rules, and although for varying fields, both are logical and must be done correctly during application procedures. In history class, one must learn to form an argument about different times and people in history and how it affects the world around us today. Constructing a logical argument on paper takes a lot of skill, and sometimes those skills are not completely taught in school, leaving students feeling inadequate when they go on to pursue higher education degrees in their academic career.
In science courses, students must learn to document methods and procedures in a lab notebook that will later be used as a tool when writing a manuscript about their research. Not everyone will make a career out of writing, but for those who do, they must learn how to write anything that comes their way. Professional writers only learn how to do this by writing frequently and for some, they had teachers who were passionate about their writing education. Writing must go beyond the language and reading courses. Writing needs to be taught in every course because it is a large portion of higher education learning. PhD students must write manuscripts, theses, and dissertations. Without proper writing education, these things can be extremely difficult to do. Writing is important for all students at any point in their education.