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Writing at University

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Writing for University

  • Conventions

  • Be clear and concise

  • Formal and impersonal

  • Use ‘it’ instead of ‘I’ or ‘we’.

  • Bibliography and referencing

  • Avoid abbreviations such as ‘didn’t’ – use ‘did not’.

  • Think carefully about grammar and punctuation.

  • Use a spell checker.

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Writing for University

  • Reflection

  • Links theory and practice.

  • How and why do you do things?

  • ERA cycle

experience

action

reflective

processes

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Writing for University

  • Reflection

  • Reflection-in-action vs or reflection-on-action

  • Gibbs (1988), Johns (2000) and Rolfe et al (2001)

  • SWOB (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Barriers) analysis.

  • Who, what, where, when, why and how was something done?

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Writing at University

What is plagiarism?

‘to use another person's idea or a part of their work and pretend that it is your own’ Cambridge Dictionaries Online

‘the deliberate and substantial unacknowledged incorporation in a student’s work of material derived from the work (published or unpublished) of another’ University Assessment Regulations

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Writing at University

  • What is plagiarism?

  • Much of plagiarism at university is not deliberate cheating.

  • It tends to be a failure to reference and quote properly.

  • You must show a reader where your ideas, information and quotations have come from.

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Writing at University

  • Referencing – Listed References

  • Hart, C. (2001) Doing a literature search, 3rd ed., Sage: London

  • Verdu, J. (2003) “Can a decision tree help nurses to grade and treat pressure ulcers?”, Journal of Wound Care, Vol. 12, no. 2, pp. 45-50.

  • Donovan, P. (2003) “Insights into maternal health” In: Grandis, S.,

  • Long, G., Glasper, E. A. & Donovan, P. (eds) Foundation studies

  • for nursing using enquiry based learning, 2nd ed., Palgrave

  • MacMillan: Hampshire, pp. 15-47

  • Scottish Executive (2003) Supporting people, supporting

  • independent living, HMSO: Edinburgh

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Vic Boyd

Stephanie McKendry

Academic Development Tutors NMCH

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