I'm not going into a job that needs writing skills. Why should I care about how I write?
Do you think you'll ever want to move up in your career? You'll need writing skills to show the boss why you're valuable. Think you'll ever want a raise? You'll need writing skills to convince the higher-ups that you're worth the money. Thanks to social media, our culture relies more on writing skills these days, not less. If none of that convinces you, remember that people of all walks of life are impressed with writing skills - you could woo your future spouse with your stellar texts, notes and social media messages!
Study skills? Who needs study skills?
You are only as smart as your study skills are strong. If you can't find your paper, you can't get an A on it. If you don't know how to study well for a test, you can't pass it to the best of your ability. Good study skills = successful student!
Why is studying literature necessary?
Unlike practical skills like mechanics or carpentry or plumbing - which are extremely important - the value of literature study is more difficult to grasp. But it's equally important! Literature connects us to each other as humans by showing us what is common in the human experience. Connecting with literature connects us to the people around us so we can be empathetic, relational members of our community.