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Top 50 Writing Assistant Skills

Below we've compiled a list of the most important skills for a Writing Assistant. We ranked the top skills based on the percentage of Writing Assistant resumes they appeared on. For example, 8.4% of Writing Assistant resumes contained Writing Process as a skill. Let's find out what skills a Writing Assistant actually needs in order to be successful in the workplace.

These are the most important skills for a Writing Assistant:

1. Writing Process

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Here's how Writing Process is used in Writing Assistant jobs:
  • Led one-on-one conferences with undergraduate and graduate students at various stages of writing process, assisted in editing academic essays
  • Guided students through a writing process of editing and improvement of research and creative essays through the use of questions.
  • Assist students with all aspects of the writing process from brainstorming and organization to questions concerning grammar and usage.
  • Assist and guide students through the writing process in order to help them become more efficient writers.
  • Advised students in all stages of the writing process, including planning, drafting, and revising.
  • Assisted undergraduate students with the writing process, both for technical and literary documents.
  • Review and edit students' papers at all stages of the writing process.
  • Assisted students with their writing processes; provided feedback on drafts of writing assignments
  • Assisted students with the writing process, including idea generation and proofreading.
  • Helped students gain an overall better understanding of the writing process.
  • Guide students through their writing process.
  • Edited peer papers and aided in the writing process Assisted college students in writing papers by proofreading and making corrections
  • Guided students through every step of the academic writing process, from ideation to editing.

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2. ESL

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Here's how ESL is used in Writing Assistant jobs:
  • Help ESL students better understand reading and writing in English as well as acclimate to the academic environment and the institution.
  • Tutored both ESL and native speakers in planning, organization, thesis development, grammar, and mechanics of writing.
  • Worked with English Second Language Students, successfully enabled all ESL students passing status in their ELWR exam/essay portfolios
  • Tutored writing and study skills for diverse student body, including ESL and international students.
  • Assisted ESL students with the various mechanics of English.
  • Worked on-one-one with disabilities and ESL students.
  • Helped ESL students grasp the English language.

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3. APA

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Here's how APA is used in Writing Assistant jobs:
  • Served in a personal and administrative capacity to support a Hollywood actress.
  • Helped students in writing at an academic level and in the use of APA style.

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4. MLA

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Here's how MLA is used in Writing Assistant jobs:
  • Presented and directed workshops on conducting research, peer review, MLA and avoiding plagiarism, and language awareness.
  • Visit classrooms to conduct MLA, Writing Center Info, and critical thinking exercise for ENGL 1003 classes.
  • Created all handouts or Chicago Style format and updated MLA and APA handouts for the Writing Center.
  • Well versed in the most recent standards of MLA, APA and Chicago styles of formatting.
  • Help students locate and correctly site sources in MLA, Chicago, and APA writing styles.
  • Visit classrooms to conduct MLA or APA tutorial session for various English classes.
  • Acquired extensive knowledge of academic writing based MLA and APA style guides.
  • Developed students' knowledge of MLA, APA and other styles.
  • Experience with MLA, Chicago, and APA citation formats.
  • Emphasized proper APA and MLA format
  • Trained in MLA, APA, and Chicago formats.
  • Explained grammatical rules and writing methods to clients Assisted clients in English formatting citations (MLA, APA, etc.)
  • Gained high proficiency with Joomla and web editing.

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5. Database

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Here's how Database is used in Writing Assistant jobs:
  • Performed secondary research to inform Dr. Bunting-Early s projects and publications using industry-specific databases.
  • Assisted with the creation of demographic reports from the center's student database, designed to identify trends in service utilization.
  • Assist students one on one and in groups with writing skills improvement and database tracking Kent State University-Stark Campus
  • Facilitate research instruction workshops (database searching, topic development) in conjunction with the TC3 Library.
  • Maintain records of student progress in Center's database.
  • Research complicated tax issues using WestlawNext and Lexus databases.
  • Answer phone, enter office numbers into database.
  • Review and update funding and/or prospect database.
  • Organized and maintained database of donors.
  • Maintain Client Database on Spa-Booker.
  • Communicated proficiency in a wide variety of research databases and catalogues.
  • Managed document control system: Wrote multiple documents concurrently, maintaining version and updates database.

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6. Literature

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Here's how Literature is used in Writing Assistant jobs:
  • Provided technical writing assistance with publication of HIV-related research, including literature reviews, writing, and editing.
  • Research a variety of health concerns and present on findings, as well as developing literature.
  • Assigned as teaching assistant for a first-year transfer student writing seminar: Sports & Literature.
  • Research and compile list of classic works in public domain, primarily literature.
  • Tutored students in the areas of composition and literature.
  • Assisted English professors in American and British literature classrooms Graded numerous literature response papers.
  • Edit and advise undergraduate essays in a variety of subjects, including mathematics, science, philosophy, and literature.
  • Helped faculty with ongoing projects by cleaning datasets, performing literature searches and editing documents.
  • Completed literature review Performed evaluation research and developed grant narratives Executed community and institutional needs assessments

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7. Academic Papers

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Here's how Academic Papers is used in Writing Assistant jobs:
  • Assisted students with completing and revising academic papers, as well as resumes and personal statements.
  • Assist freshman college students in writing cohesive and well argued academic papers.
  • Assist graduate and undergraduate students with the process of writing academic papers.
  • Read academic papers for students and made appropriate corrections as necessary.
  • Learned basics of MLA and APA styles for academic papers.
  • Advise and assist Bowdoin students in drafting, writing, and revising academic papers; Competitive application process, receive stipend.

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8. Lab Reports

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  • Acquired close attention to detail and communicative skills while peer-mentoring fellow biology students and reviewing their lab reports

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9. Powerpoint

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Here's how Powerpoint is used in Writing Assistant jobs:
  • Analyzed client needs to create guidelines for designing PowerPoint presentations for pharmaceutical promotions consistent with company standards.
  • Facilitated students with their PowerPoint presentation, and some grammatical errors.
  • Experienced with MS Office, Excel, Word, and PowerPoint.

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10. Research Paper

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Here's how Research Paper is used in Writing Assistant jobs:
  • Provided supplemental instruction to students in re-constructing and reformatting essays and research papers and proof-read for grammatical and structural errors.
  • Assisted undergraduate students in creating outlines and developing thesis statements for research papers, short stories, and scientific abstracts.
  • Work with students in various disciplines to fulfill assignments including essays, research papers, technical and science reports.
  • Counseled students on the Writing Process Edited Reports, Essays, and Research Papers Consulted weekly with Professors in workshops
  • Educated fellow students on appropriate sources for research papers and the proper citation process.
  • Assisted students with writing projects ranging from research papers to essays.
  • Reviewed research papers and document for students.

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11. Lesson Plans

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Here's how Lesson Plans is used in Writing Assistant jobs:
  • Offer students individual attention and facilitate comprehension of course material Create lesson plans and conduct class activities while managing class time effectively
  • Developed lesson plans on writing basics for presentation to first-year English seminar classes.
  • Developed and implemented lesson plans for 6th grade writer's workshop.

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13. Student Papers

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Here's how Student Papers is used in Writing Assistant jobs:
  • Managed front desk -Tutored students in proper writing and formatting -Implemented new organization systems -Proofread student papers prior to submission
  • Proofread and edited student papers, provided feedback to students on their writing strengths, weaknesses and tendencies.
  • Review student papers for clarity, grammar, spelling, punctuation, mechanics, flow, etc.
  • Worked independently as a proofreader of student papers.
  • Evaluated and graded student papers.

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14. Customer Service

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Here's how Customer Service is used in Writing Assistant jobs:
  • Assist President in administration, financial, marketing, sales, demos, and customer service for technology solutions.
  • Learned customer service skills, as well as problem-solving.

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15. Alumni

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Here's how Alumni is used in Writing Assistant jobs:
  • Contributed articles to an alumni magazine.
  • Edited documents for students, alumni, and professors.

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16. Press Releases

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Here's how Press Releases is used in Writing Assistant jobs:
  • Designed fliers, wrote website copy, and issued press releases to the public.
  • Compose brochure text, press releases, newsletters, and other technical documents.

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17. Facebook

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  • Managed and promoted events through social media websites for the organization such as Twitter and Facebook.
  • Manage and update the Writing Center s Facebook page and Foursquare.

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18. Exam Rooms

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19. Phone Calls

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Here's how Phone Calls is used in Writing Assistant jobs:
  • Answered, screened all incoming phone calls, processed all correspondence and routes to the appropriate person or area.

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20. Office Hours

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Here's how Office Hours is used in Writing Assistant jobs:
  • Prepared office hours' schedule for faculty each semester

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21. Front Desk

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Here's how Front Desk is used in Writing Assistant jobs:
  • Equipped students to draft and revise papers in different subjects- Managed emails and scheduled appointments at the front desk
  • Managed the front desk and oversaw scheduling.

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22. Curriculum Development

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23. Sentence Structure

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Here's how Sentence Structure is used in Writing Assistant jobs:
  • Tutored students with papers in areas including grammar, sentence structure, formatting and more.
  • Assisted students with grammar, sentence structure, and style.
  • Pointed out and helped to correct Grammatical errors, sentence structure, organizational issues, etc.

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24. Scheduling Appointments

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Here's how Scheduling Appointments is used in Writing Assistant jobs:
  • Acted as administrator on university database system for scheduling appointments with specialists and student satisfaction survey.
  • Greet students and assist them with scheduling appointments.

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25. Drop-In

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Here's how Drop-In is used in Writing Assistant jobs:
  • Coordinated and ran drop-in tutorials that offered hands-on advice and assistance to postgraduate students with essay planning and writing.
  • Tutored peers at Muhlenberg's drop-in writing center.

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26. One-On-One Sessions

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Here's how One-On-One Sessions is used in Writing Assistant jobs:
  • Evaluated essays and recommended grammar, organization and content improvements in group and one-on-one sessions.

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27. Laboratory Sections

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28. Crla

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Here's how Crla is used in Writing Assistant jobs:
  • Worked directly with students to edit work and improve writing skills Co-created and presented at a panel on writing improvement at CRLA-PANJ

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29. Student Essays

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Here's how Student Essays is used in Writing Assistant jobs:
  • Directed 15-20 students in organizing, and developing writing pieces Collaborated with professors to edit student essays and other writing-based assignments

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30. Cuny

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Here's how Cuny is used in Writing Assistant jobs:
  • Assist teacher and students in preparing for the CUNY Assessment Test in Writing (CATW).
  • Prepared students for the CUNY ACT Exam.

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31. Oversaw

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Here's how Oversaw is used in Writing Assistant jobs:
  • Conducted and oversaw online webinars to improve communication.

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32. Entry Level

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Here's how Entry Level is used in Writing Assistant jobs:
  • Helped tutor first year students who had not satisfied the Entry Level Requirement to develop their writing and grammar skills.

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33. Academic Performance

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34. Small Groups

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Here's how Small Groups is used in Writing Assistant jobs:
  • Coached small groups of students whom needed to improve their skills with reading, writing, and arithmetic
  • Graded CUNY Assessment tests (CAT-W) Tutored students one-on-one and in small groups about essay writing

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35. Learning Association

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36. Anthropology

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Here's how Anthropology is used in Writing Assistant jobs:
  • Supported writers enrolled in Anthropology, Sociology, and English courses.

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37. Staff Members

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38. Student Body

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Here's how Student Body is used in Writing Assistant jobs:
  • Provided developmental, mechanical, and substantive editing for student body on writing projects.

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39. Academic Essays

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Here's how Academic Essays is used in Writing Assistant jobs:
  • Helped students brainstorm, research, write, and revise academic essays

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40. Non-Profit Organization

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Here's how Non-Profit Organization is used in Writing Assistant jobs:
  • Photographed events for the non-profit organization for marketing purposes.
  • Received experience working with a non-profit organization.
  • Researched prospective donors for non-profit organization.

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41. Group Therapy Sessions

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42. Clinical Trials

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43. Philosophy

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44. FDA

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45. Family Law

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46. Suite

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Here's how Suite is used in Writing Assistant jobs:
  • Logged XML production issues and collaborated with SuiteSolutions vendor to resolve.

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47. CMS

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Here's how CMS is used in Writing Assistant jobs:
  • Helped students correctly format papers according to current APA, MLA, AP, or CMS guidelines.
  • Instructed students in appropriate formatting and citation for MLA, APA, and CMS.

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48. Administrative Tasks

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Here's how Administrative Tasks is used in Writing Assistant jobs:
  • Assist in administrative tasks and information synthesis
  • Perform general administrative tasks to support the Network Solution Department Translate documents from Japanese to English

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49. Group Discussions

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Here's how Group Discussions is used in Writing Assistant jobs:
  • Aided and facilitated group discussions and individual consultations in lower level college composition and literature classes.

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50. Blog Posts

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20 Most Common Skills For A Writing Assistant

Writing Process

12.1%

ESL

8.1%

APA

8.1%

MLA

7.6%

Database

7.2%

Literature

7.2%

Academic Papers

4.7%

Lab Reports

4.4%

Powerpoint

4.2%

Research Paper

4.2%

Lesson Plans

4.0%

Legal Documents

3.8%

Student Papers

3.4%

Customer Service

3.4%

Alumni

3.4%

Press Releases

3.2%

Facebook

2.8%

Exam Rooms

2.8%

Phone Calls

2.8%

Office Hours

2.8%
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Typical Skill-Sets Required For A Writing Assistant

Rank Skill
1 Writing Process 8.4%
2 ESL 5.6%
3 APA 5.6%
4 MLA 5.3%
5 Database 5.0%
6 Literature 5.0%
7 Academic Papers 3.2%
8 Lab Reports 3.1%
9 Powerpoint 2.9%
10 Research Paper 2.9%
11 Lesson Plans 2.8%
12 Legal Documents 2.6%
13 Student Papers 2.3%
14 Customer Service 2.3%
15 Alumni 2.3%
16 Press Releases 2.2%
17 Facebook 1.9%
18 Exam Rooms 1.9%
19 Phone Calls 1.9%
20 Office Hours 1.9%
21 Front Desk 1.6%
22 Curriculum Development 1.5%
23 Sentence Structure 1.3%
24 Scheduling Appointments 1.3%
25 Drop-In 1.3%
26 One-On-One Sessions 1.3%
27 Laboratory Sections 1.3%
28 Crla 1.2%
29 Student Essays 1.2%
30 Cuny 1.2%
31 Oversaw 1.2%
32 Entry Level 1.2%
33 Academic Performance 1.0%
34 Small Groups 1.0%
35 Learning Association 0.9%
36 Anthropology 0.9%
37 Staff Members 0.9%
38 Student Body 0.9%
39 Academic Essays 0.9%
40 Non-Profit Organization 0.9%
41 Group Therapy Sessions 0.9%
42 Clinical Trials 0.9%
43 Philosophy 0.9%
44 FDA 0.7%
45 Family Law 0.7%
46 Suite 0.7%
47 CMS 0.7%
48 Administrative Tasks 0.7%
49 Group Discussions 0.7%
50 Blog Posts 0.7%
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