Chapter 5: The Fundamentals of Writing

Overview: The Fundamentals of Writing

Learning the fundamentals of writing is a continuous journey. Some of you will enter post-secondary education with extensive experience, while others will have more limited experience. Consider this an opportunity to refine and advance your writing skills!

This chapter will introduce you to identifying your writing purpose and figuring out who your audience and reader are. It will also provide opportunities to reflect on some foundations related to grammar such as point of view, use of pronouns, and tone of writing, as well as ideas for optimizing your use of language. Let’s continue the journey!

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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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