CCSU Word Comments: A Technology-Enhanced Program To Evaluate Nursing Students' Writing Abilities

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/148339
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Presentation
Title:
CCSU Word Comments: A Technology-Enhanced Program To Evaluate Nursing Students' Writing Abilities
Abstract:
CCSU Word Comments: A Technology-Enhanced Program To Evaluate Nursing Students' Writing Abilities
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2001
Conference Date:November 10 - 14, 2001
Author:Wilson, Astrid, DNS/DNSc/DSN
P.I. Institution Name:Clayton College & State University
Title:Associate Professor
Evaluating students' writing skills is a challenge for nurse educators, especially those who have a large number of students with English as a second language. Written communication skills are essential for registered nurses to provide leadership and optimal health care to members of society in the new millennium. Being able to accurately use the English language in writing enhances meaningful communication among health care providers, enhances the development of patient education materials, and ensures precise, accurate discharge instructions in the practice arena. In addition, writing skills are essential for success in future graduate programs in nursing. The focus of this presentation is the use of a technology-enhanced tool for evaluation of writing. This tool creates a database of comments related to seven specific criteria for evaluating writing: knowledge of subject, awareness of reader, organization, format, punctuation, sentence structure and style. All students at the university are asked to respond to an appropriate question from their field of study. Each student makes an individual appointment and must answer a question on a computer in the university's Learning Center. The students have not seen the question in advance and must answer using a computer within a two-hour period. The creation of the CCSU Word Comments program replaced the traditional faculty hand grading. The program allows the faculty member to grade the paper electronically and provide precise, objective and consistent feedback to the student. An example of a student writing assessment will be used to demonstrate the newly developed CCSU Word Comments program. If a student is not successful in passing the Writing Assessment, he/she is referred to Writing Lab 2999, a required one-hour graded course. All students at the university must pass the original writing assessment or the writing lab course prior to graduation. The response to the Writing Assessment Program and the electronic feedback has been positive among faculty members and nursing students. Both faculty members and nursing students view the university’s writing assessment program as career relevant.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
10-Nov-2001
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.titleCCSU Word Comments: A Technology-Enhanced Program To Evaluate Nursing Students' Writing Abilitiesen_GB
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dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">CCSU Word Comments: A Technology-Enhanced Program To Evaluate Nursing Students' Writing Abilities</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2001</td></tr><tr class="item-conference-date"><td class="label">Conference Date:</td><td class="value">November 10 - 14, 2001</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Wilson, Astrid, DNS/DNSc/DSN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Clayton College &amp; State University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Associate Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">astridwilson@mail.clayton.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Evaluating students' writing skills is a challenge for nurse educators, especially those who have a large number of students with English as a second language. Written communication skills are essential for registered nurses to provide leadership and optimal health care to members of society in the new millennium. Being able to accurately use the English language in writing enhances meaningful communication among health care providers, enhances the development of patient education materials, and ensures precise, accurate discharge instructions in the practice arena. In addition, writing skills are essential for success in future graduate programs in nursing. The focus of this presentation is the use of a technology-enhanced tool for evaluation of writing. This tool creates a database of comments related to seven specific criteria for evaluating writing: knowledge of subject, awareness of reader, organization, format, punctuation, sentence structure and style. All students at the university are asked to respond to an appropriate question from their field of study. Each student makes an individual appointment and must answer a question on a computer in the university's Learning Center. The students have not seen the question in advance and must answer using a computer within a two-hour period. The creation of the CCSU Word Comments program replaced the traditional faculty hand grading. The program allows the faculty member to grade the paper electronically and provide precise, objective and consistent feedback to the student. An example of a student writing assessment will be used to demonstrate the newly developed CCSU Word Comments program. If a student is not successful in passing the Writing Assessment, he/she is referred to Writing Lab 2999, a required one-hour graded course. All students at the university must pass the original writing assessment or the writing lab course prior to graduation. The response to the Writing Assessment Program and the electronic feedback has been positive among faculty members and nursing students. Both faculty members and nursing students view the university&rsquo;s writing assessment program as career relevant.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T09:43:43Z-
dc.date.issued2001-11-10en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T09:43:43Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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