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1 Qatar Health and Wellnesswww.qatar.ucalgary.caEnriching Qatar Health and Wellness The Writing and Research Workshop Series 1. Getting Started UCQ Learning Commons

2 Qatar Health and Wellnesswww.qatar.ucalgary.caEnriching Qatar Health and Wellness Phase 1: Understanding 1.Getting Started Phase 2: Planning 2.Selecting and Narrowing your Topic 3.Developing your Thesis 4.Searching Effectively 5.Choosing Appropriate Resources 6.Creating your Outline Phase 3: Writing 7.Paraphrasing, Summarizing and Quoting 8.Citing your Sources in APA Style 9.Revising your Draft The Writing and Research Process

3 Qatar Health and Wellnesswww.qatar.ucalgary.caEnriching Qatar Health and Wellness

4 Qatar Health and Wellnesswww.qatar.ucalgary.caEnriching Qatar Health and Wellness The Writing and Research Process Phase 1: Understanding the assignment 1. Getting Started There are several requirements in this stage that you have to consider. Each of these is equally important. QuestionInstructor Academic Standards

5 Qatar Health and Wellnesswww.qatar.ucalgary.caEnriching Qatar Health and Wellness The question What are the instructions? What are the verbs and key words? Who is your intended audience? Are there several parts to the question? Is there any research required? Question Instructor Academic Standards Phase 1: Understanding the assignment 1. Getting Started

6 Qatar Health and Wellnesswww.qatar.ucalgary.caEnriching Qatar Health and Wellness Your instructor When is the assignment due? Have you been given a rubric? How formal does your writing have to be? Have you handed in any assignments to that instructor before? Where did you lose marks? Question Instructor Academic Standards Phase 1: Understanding the assignment 1. Getting Started

7 Qatar Health and Wellnesswww.qatar.ucalgary.caEnriching Qatar Health and Wellness Compare Contrast Content Not enough to evaluate. Not a compare- contrast paragraph. Not enough detail. Minimal description of similarities and/or differences. Points are unclear or confusing. Adequate comparison and/or contrast. Sufficient information to understand the points explained. May lack detail or examples. Superior comparison and/or contrast. All information included is relevant and clear. Examples are given in detail. /20 Organization Not enough to evaluate. No apparent organization. Not in paragraph format. Clear sentences. Block or point-by-point paragraph format attempted, but insufficient. Main idea, topic/ supporting/ concluding sentences are clear. Block or point-by-point format is used. Some problems with cohesion or relationship between ideas. Good block or point-by-point paragraph structure. Main idea is clear. All sentences relate to topic sentences. Good cohesion. Sentences link to each other. /20 Vocabulary Not enough to evaluate. Insufficient. Limited. Frequent errors in word form, choice, and usage. Meaning may be unclear. Adequate. Occasional errors in form, choice, usage. Meaning is clear. Superior. Expanded range of vocabulary, word forms and expressions used appropriately. /20 Language use/ grammar Not enough to evaluate. No mastery beyond simple declaratives. Lack of variety. Meaning is not clear. Frequent errors in tense, subject-verb agreement, complex sentences, time phrases, fragments, and run-ons. Sometimes confusing. Ability to use simple and progressive tenses. Attempting to use perfect tenses. A few errors in agreement, complex and compound sentences, time phrases, fragments, and run- ons. Meaning is clear. Proper use of simple, progressive, and perfect tenses, subject-verb agreement, complex and compound sentences, time phrases. /20 MechanicsNot enough to evaluate. Poor use of spelling, punctuation, capitalization. Handwriting may be illegible. Frequent errors in spelling, punctuation, capitalization. Poor handwriting may obscure meaning. Occasional errors of spelling, punctuation, capitalization. Handwriting legible. Few errors in spelling, punctuation, capitalization. Sophisticated punctuation such as semicolon, dash, and brackets are used. Handwriting legible. /20 From Karen Brooke’s EAP 160 class

8 Qatar Health and Wellnesswww.qatar.ucalgary.caEnriching Qatar Health and Wellness ElementsDoes Not Meet Requirements (Grade Range F-D) Meets Requirements (Grade Range C-B) Exceeds Requirements (Grade Range A) Understanding of the nursing assessment process Incomplete or irrelevant assessment data Poor correlation of problem list to assessment data Data collection is complete but analysis of data lacks depth and completeness Data collection is complete and relevant Comprehensive analysis of data and formulation of problem list. Understanding of the impact of various patient contexts on nursing care planning Limited demonstration of consideration of individualization of nursing care planning Demonstrates a beginning understanding of individual contexts and how they impact nursing care and patient outcomes Individual needs of the patient are incorporated into care planning. Demonstrates clear reasoning regarding choices made in planning care Demonstration of clear and critical thinking in developing nursing goals and interventions, and evaluations Nursing goals and interventions do not follow logically from assessment. Evaluation is absent or limited. No alternative plan suggested Nursing goals and interventions follow logically from assessment. Evaluation is present but is superficial and/or incomplete and does not include an alternative plan Nursing goals and interventions follow logically from assessment and are evidence based Evaluation is comprehensive A logical, realistic alternative plan is suggested Incorporation of knowledge from literature search, class discussions and readings to support plan of care Fails to support nursing care planning with evidence from literature, class discussions, and readings. Nursing care planning is supported by evidence from text book and class discussions Nursing care planning is supported by evidence from multiple sources including text book, class discussions, scholarly journals and specialized publications Demonstration of clear and logical organization of data, and other elements of nursing process Poor organization of assessment data Fails to demonstrate logical progression of thought through the elements of the nursing process Assessment data is organized into logical categories Nursing problems, goals and interventions follow logically from assessment data Assessment data is organized into logical categories. Elements of the nursing process follow logically from assessment to evaluation. Reasoning is clearly shown. From Lois Thornton’s NURS301 class

9 Qatar Health and Wellnesswww.qatar.ucalgary.caEnriching Qatar Health and Wellness Academic standards Do you need to develop an argument? Are you quoting, summarizing and paraphrasing correctly? Are you using appropriate language and vocabulary? QuestionInstructor Academic Standards Phase 1: Understanding the assignment 1. Getting Started

10 Qatar Health and Wellnesswww.qatar.ucalgary.caEnriching Qatar Health and Wellness Research Requirements Do you need more information to learn about the question? How many sources do you need? Is there a minimum number? What types of sources are required? Are they new to you? books, encyclopedias, textbooks, handbooks, articles (newspaper, magazine, journal), websites, reports, statistics, transcripts, films, audio recordings, images, speeches, dissertations, brochures, pamphlets, letters, editorials, case studies. Phase 1: Understanding the assignment 1. Getting Started

11 Qatar Health and Wellnesswww.qatar.ucalgary.caEnriching Qatar Health and Wellness Phase 1: Understanding the assignment 1. Getting Started Using evidence from at least three scholarly sources, explain what you feel is the most important change that should occur within nursing in Qatar. You are to develop arguments that will support and explain the change and convince your audience that the change is necessary. Your audience must be specific, but you can choose who it will be. Some examples include government employees or ministers, hospital administration, doctors, or patients. You must also clearly indicate the benefits of the change. Some areas you may consider are: Health promotion The role of the nurse Education Sponsorship Government policy Doctor-nurse relations Nurse-patient relations The public and private health care systems

12 Qatar Health and Wellnesswww.qatar.ucalgary.caEnriching Qatar Health and Wellness Next Week: Phase 2: Planning what to write 2. Selecting and Narrowing your Topic

13 Qatar Health and Wellnesswww.qatar.ucalgary.caEnriching Qatar Health and Wellness UCQ Learning Commons Writing Support Come to the Writing Centre at any stage of the writing process for help and advice. In the Learning Commons, or contact Martin at

14 Qatar Health and Wellnesswww.qatar.ucalgary.caEnriching Qatar Health and Wellness UCQ Learning Commons Research Support Come to the Learning Commons for help and advice with your research. Go to the the Learning Commons desk, or contact Chris at or Keltie at


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