Smart Way An Introduction to Writing for Nurses

ISBN-10: 077969998X
ISBN-13: 9780779699988
Edition: 3rd 2009
Authors: Glennis Zilm
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List price: $44.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Elsevier - Health Sciences Division
Publication date: 4/30/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.50" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.924
Language: English

The SMART Way is an introductory guide for nurses and nursing students who wish to improve their writing skills. It examines the essential elements of written communication using the unique SMART Approach to writing Source, Message, Audience, Route, and Tone. Following the latest APA style guidelines, The SMART Way illustrates the various forms of common written communication, such as e-mail, letters, memos, reports, rsums, briefs, articles, presentations, and research papers. The book also includes many useful sample documents and helpful, skill-testing exercises. The Third Edition of The SMART Way has been expanded to include using the internet for research and referencing, plagiarism, using email for academic correspondence and submitting papers, and creating effective presentations. It also includes handy quick reference lists and free additional resources on a companion EVOLVE website.

About the Author
The SMART elements of communication
Comments on Exercise 1.1
Comments on Exercise 1.2
Comments on Exercise 1.3
The writing PROCESS
Plan (Rung 1)
Research (Rung 2)
Outline (Rung 3)
Create (Rung 4)
Edit (Rung 5)
Shine (Rung 6)
Submit (Rung 7)
Comments on Exercise 2.1
Comments on Exercise 2.2
Common errors in writing
Common Error: Long, Complex Sentences
Long Sentences
Comments on Exercise 3.1
Common Error: Passive Rather Than Active Voice
Passive Versus Active Voice
Comments on Exercise 3.2
Common Error: Weak Pronouns and Verbs
Weak Pronouns and Verbs
Comments on Exercise 3.3
Common Error: Long, Complicated, or Inappropriate Words
Long, Inappropriate Words
Comments on Exercise 3.4
Common Error: Lack of Agreement of Terms
Lack of Agreement of Terms
Comments on Exercise 3.5
Common Error: Lack of Parallel Structure
Lack of Parallel Structure
Comments on Exercise 3.6
Common Error: Misused Words
It's Versus Its
Which Versus That
Due to (When It Should Be Because of)
Feel (When You Mean Believe)
Between Versus Among
Affect Versus Effect
To, Too, and Two
There Versus Their
Misused Words
Comments on Exercise 3.7
Common Error: Biased Language
Biased Language
Comments on Exercise 3.8
Common Error: Unnecessary Words
Unnecessary Words
Comments on Exercise 3.9
Common Error: Inconsistencies in Spelling, Punctuation, and Capitalization
Inconsistencies in Spelling, Punctuation, and Capitalization
Comments on Exercise 3.10
References and bibliographies
Finding Information for Your Paper
Library Research
Internet Research
Personal Communications
Citing Information in the Paper
Reference Styles
A Complete Citation
Name(s) of Author(s)
Date of Publication
Other Information for Retrieval
Bibliographies Versus Reference Lists
Common Errors in References
Failure to Cite the Relevant Chapter
Citing Secondary Sources
"Sticking In" Quotations
Comments on Exercise 4.1
Final rungs of the writing PROCESS
Formatting Your Paper
Electronic Presentation
Parts of a Paper (Including a Sample Student Paper)
Cover Page
Table of Contents Page or Outline
Body of the Paper: Format
References and Bibliography
Checklist for Final Typing of Student Papers (APA Style)
Submitting the Paper
Grammar, Usage, Spelling, and Punctuation
Comments on Exercise 5.1
Shining Up the Final Copy
Comments on Exercise 5.2
SMART ways for other routes in nursing
Business Letters
Basic Format of a Business Letter
Address or Letterhead
Information Before the Body of the Letter
Information After the Body of the Letter
Helpful Hints for the Body of the Letter
E-Mail Messages
Class Presentations
Content for a Resume
Points to Remember About Resumes
Format of a Report
Short Reports ("Briefs")
Helpful Hints About Reports
Agendas and Minutes
Research Papers and Theses
Format of a Research Paper
Helpful Hints for Research Papers and Theses
Helpful Hint for Articles
A Guide to APA Style in Reference Lists and Bibliographies
References and Bibliography

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