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Developing Academic Writing in Undergraduate Nursing: An Embedded Co-Teaching Approach

Issue: Vol 7 No. 1 (2015)

Journal: Writing & Pedagogy

Subject Areas: Writing and Composition Linguistics

DOI: 10.1558/wap.v7i1.19805


This article outlines strategies that have been put in place in a nursing degree program with the aim of increasing student confidence regarding academic writing in the field of nursing. It introduces an embedded co-teaching approach and outlines how this approach is enacted in practice. Strategies are introduced, including class sessions, a three part multi-stage assignment, and the feedback systems being used. Issues identified in the literature with regard to academic writing in undergraduate study are discussed, and a case is put forward for the continued use of embedded discipline-specific classes for nursing and other students in higher education.

Author: Jacqueline Mary Murray

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