Academic writing in nursing: genres, marking criteria and course design

Gimenez, J. 2008. Academic writing in nursing: genres, marking criteria and course design. The Asian ESP Journal. 4 (2), pp. 23-34.

TitleAcademic writing in nursing: genres, marking criteria and course design
AuthorsGimenez, J.
Abstract

This article reports on a two-year research study on academic writing in pre-registration nursing and midwifery at a UK university. For the nursing section of the research, the study surveyed 68 undergraduate students on a BSc nursing programme to identify the most common genres they had to write for their academic assignments. The study also interviewed three content lecturers and analysed the marking criteria used for assessing the identified genres. Based on the results of the survey, the interviews and the examination of the marking criteria, the article presents a taxonomy of the most common genres in pre-registration nursing, examines typical marking criteria, and suggests some guidelines for the design of writing courses for nursing students. It also presents a possible outline for one such course.

Keywordsacademic writing in nursing, writing genres, course design
JournalThe Asian ESP Journal
Journal citation4 (2), pp. 23-34
ISSN1833-2994
Year2008
Web address (URL)http://asian-esp-journal.com/journal-index/author-index/181-gimenez-j-academic-writing-in-nursing-genres-marking-criteria-and-course-design
Publication dates
Published2008

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