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Learn about the most important skills for English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary. Also, find out how proficient you have to be in each skill.

Importance*More Info
1.Speaking90
Reading Comprehension90
3.Instructing88
4.Writing84
5.Active Listening75
6.Critical Thinking72
7.Active Learning69
8.Monitoring66
Learning Strategies66
10.Complex Problem Solving62
* Importance out of 100

Score Key
  Importance for success in this profession
  Level of proficiency needed

Skill Area Scores

Speaking
Talking to others to convey information effectively.
90
64
Greet tourists and explain tourist attractionsInterview applicants to obtain personal and work historyArgue a legal case before the Supreme Court
Reading Comprehension
Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
90
68
Read step-by-step instructions for completing a formRead a memo from management describing new personnel policiesRead a scientific journal article describing surgical procedures
Instructing
Teaching others how to do something.
88
63
Instruct a new employee in the use of a time clockInstruct a coworker in how to operate a software programDemonstrate surgical procedure to interns in a teaching hospital
Writing
Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
84
68
Take a telephone messageWrite a memo to staff outlining new directivesWrite a novel for publication
Active Listening
Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
75
63
Take a customer's orderAnswer inquiries regarding credit referencesPreside as judge in a complex legal disagreement
Critical Thinking
Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
72
63
Determine whether a subordinate has a good excuse for being lateEvaluate customer complaints and determine appropriate responsesWrite legal brief challenging a federal law
Active Learning
Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
69
57
Think about the implications of a newspaper article for job opportunitiesDetermine the impact of new menu changes on a restaurant's purchasing requirementsIdentify the implications of a new scientific theory for product design
Monitoring
Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
66
61
Proofread and correct a letterMonitor a meeting's progress and revise the agenda to ensure that important topics are discussedReview corporate productivity and develop a plan to increase productivity
Learning Strategies
Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.
66
66
Learn a different method of completing a task from a coworkerIdentify an alternative approach that might help trainees who are having difficultiesApply principles of educational psychology to develop new teaching methods
Complex Problem Solving
Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
62
54
Lay out tools to complete a jobRedesign a floor layout to take advantage of new manufacturing techniquesDevelop and implement a plan to provide emergency relief for a major metropolitan area