Evaluating an Academic Writing Program for Nursing Students Who Have English as a Second Language
Weaver, Roslyn, Jackson, Debra, Contemporary Nurse : a Journal for the Australian Nursing Profession
Academic writing skills are essential to the successful completion of preregistration nursing programs, yet the development of such skills is a challenge for many nursing students, particularly those who speak English as a second language (ESL). It is vital to develop and evaluate strategies that can support academic writing skills for ESL nursing students. This qualitative study evaluated a four-day academic writing intervention strategy designed to support ESL first-year nursing students. Data from the program showed two major areas of difficulty for participants relating to academic writing: problems understanding course content in English, and problems expressing …
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Publication information: Article title: Evaluating an Academic Writing Program for Nursing Students Who Have English as a Second Language. Contributors: Weaver, Roslyn - Author, Jackson, Debra - Author. Journal title: Contemporary Nurse : a Journal for the Australian Nursing Profession. Volume: 38. Issue: 1/2 Publication date: April-June 2011. Page number: 130+. © eContent Management Pty Ltd Apr-Jun 2009. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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