The Editorial Board of the Columbia Social Work Review holds a firm conviction that social workers must possess advanced written communication skills to serve individuals and communities and advance the field as a whole. In Spring 2014, the Board administered a survey to currently-enrolled master’s students at Columbia School of Social Work (CSSW) to explore student experiences with writing in graduate studies of socila work. Surveyed students believe that writing skills are imperative for social work professionsls, and called for CSSW to do more to help them develop these skills. This editorial uses student opinion from survey data to underscore the value of critical writing skills to the social work profession, and recommends ways that school supports can be enhanced to match student need.
• Download the editorial as it appears in the Spring 2014 Edition
• Download a copy of the survey the Board administered
• How to get involved (coming soon)