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Weirdmish,
Some of the written skills also are acquired with age, unfortunately. Look at the difference between undergraduate papers you wrote compared to a thesis (you can generally find these in the school's library). The level of writing is very different and believe me it is not something that happens overnight.

In my PhD work, I have to churn out 50 page, single-spaced papers with APA style etc. It took me quite some time to figure out how to get that many words out of my brain let alone make them gel to the topic. Now, as I approach the completion of coursework it is easier, but that darn dissertation is soon to be hanging over my head..... what a lot of words to find!

In sum, it is all relative. You might try an online course sometime, but beware because there are good and bad ones out there just as there are good and bad classroom courses.

Jenn
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