Writing clearly is the strongest indication of thinking clearly. Confused, choppy, unclear writing suggests shabby, indefinite thinking. It is expected that graduate students become clear thinkers, so your writing is a critical way of judging the quality of your thinking. It is in your best interest to become a superior writer. Your writing will be compared to your classmates’ and if you are dissatisfied with your writing grades, you must attend to your writing skills. International students have an obvious added language challenge, but at the graduate level, regardless of language issues, the ability to write clear, coherent declarative sentences is necessary.