Glossary

Abstract

A brief summary of a text.

Anthropomorphism

When human traits are assigned to a non-human actor/object.

Click-bait

Source in which the purpose is to attract your attention and prompt you to click on links to web pages that might be selling something or promoting fake news.

CRAAP

Evaluation tool that helps determine a source’s quality.

Critique

Constructive way to explore, interrogate, and evaluate a text.

Descriptive Writing

Writing that describes or summarizes something.

Egalitarianism

The belief that all people are equal and deserve the same rights.

Evidence-informed nursing

When practice and decision-making are informed by best available evidence from a variety of sources and combined with practitioner expertise, patient preference, and local context.

Information literacy

Having knowledge and skill related to various types of knowledge.

Peer-review

A process associated with journals in which a submitted manuscript passes through a process of being reviewed by experts before being accepted for publication.

Positionality

How you position yourself in relation to a topic, informed by your identity.

Reading effectively

Reading effectively.

Red herrings

Sentences that distract the reader from your main topic.

Reflective Practice

Exploring and analyzing a clinical experience.

Reflective Writing

Thinking deeply and critically about an experience.

Rigorous

Complete, sound, thorough and carefully constructed.

Semantics

The study of language/words used and the associated meanings.

Synthesis

Combining two or more ideas and texts in writing.

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The Scholarship of Writing in Nursing Education: 1st Canadian Edition by Jennifer Lapum, Oona St-Amant, Michelle Hughes, Andy Tan, Arina Bogdan, Frances Dimaranan, Rachel Frantzke, and Nada Savicevic is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License, except where otherwise noted.

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