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How to Write Brilliantly

How to Write Brilliantly
A Guide for Nursing, Health & Social Care Students

First edition

120 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

As a nursing or health and social care student, academic writing and critical thinking is one of the main ways you’re assessed. However, how to approach your assignments can be a challenge.

This is a short, simple guide to the academic writing process to help you grow in confidence, to write critically and engagingly, and to develop your voice.

Whether you are just starting your course, returning to study or looking to improve your style, you’ll find out how to:

·       Get into the mindset for independent study and reflection

·       Source and evaluate literature and evidence

·       Develop your critical writing skills

·       Structure your work

·       Articulate your argument

·       Edit, proofread and reference your finished piece 

Chapter 1: Learning to learn
Chapter 2: Getting into the mindset for independent study
Chapter 3: Planning for academic writing
Chapter 4: Examining different writing styles for different purposes
Chapter 5: Developing your critical writing skills and structuring critical argument
Chapter 6: Editing, proof reading and referencing your work

Deborah Miarkowska

Deborah (MSC, FHEA, BSc, PGCHSE, PG Dip, PGDip, RGN, CPT; Fellow of the Institute of Leadership; Belbin Accredited Practitioner) has been a lecturer and programme leader at the University of Brighton for 20 years, teaching across a number of theory and skills-based modules, giving her acute insight into the needs and common pitfalls faced by students in approaching academic writing. She has also designed an eLearning app (S.O.U.P) on which this book was initially based.  More About Author