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Do not underestimate the importance of such thinking and communications skills.
Most professional positions that college graduates seek will eventually require that you find information, analyze it, and convey your conclusions and recommendations to others, including your boss. A survey of ranking business executives a few years ago asked them what accounted for the rise of their most successful young subordinates compared to the failure or slow progress of other junior executives.
Back to Top Most successful efforts require some planning.
The first course-specific goal is to increase your expertise in some particular substantive area.
The amount that you learn from this or almost any other course will be expanded significantly by doing research and by writing a paper.
Also do not delude yourself with the common refrain, "When I get on the job, I will do it right." It takes practice to do things well.
That is true for rollerblading, shooting baskets, and playing the guitar. Now, in college, is the time to practice and learn.