Capstone Paper: Interventions/ measures to reduce falls in long-term facilities.
Academic Writing Expectations Checklist
Capstone Level – NURS 4220
Overall expectations for Capstone Level Writing (in addition to AWE 4000 below)
• Demonstrate a thorough understanding of context, audience, and purpose.
• Use appropriate, relevant, and compelling content to illustrate mastery of the subject, conveying the writer’s understanding, and shaping the whole work.
• Employ the revision process and take responsibility for proofreading for writing errors before submission.
• The capstone must demonstrate detailed attention to and successful execution of a wide range of conventions particular to a specific discipline and/or writing task(s) including
o Show organization, content, presentation, formatting, and stylistic choices.
o Demonstrate skillful use of high-quality, credible, relevant sources to develop ideas that are appropriate for the discipline and genre of the writing. (All references are cited correctly in addition to the BSN Top Ten)
o Use appropriate and persuasive language that communicates meaning to readers with clarity and fluency, and is virtually error-free.
AWE Level 4000 Writing Expectations
The items noted below are areas where you can improve. Click the links to access Writing Center resources:
0Using commas appropriately. See examples of the different comma uses.
0Ensuring that pronouns match their nouns. See this discussion of noun-pronoun agreement.
0 Proofreading for grammar, mechanics, and spelling. Read these proofreading tips.
0Focusing each paragraph on one central idea (rather than multiple ideas). See an explanation of how topic sentences work.
0Ordering sentences logically in a paragraph. See an explanation of how the MEAL plan builds a strong paragraph.
0Structuring the paper (with an introduction, body, and conclusion). See an explanation of outlining a paper to plan organization.
0Making an overall argument. See description and examples of thesis statements.
0Using transitions to guide the reader and show relationships. See a guide to transitional phrases.
Awareness of audience and discipline
0Writing in an academic voice. See the different facets of an appropriately formal tone.
0Formatting the paper according to APA style guidelines. See the course paper template for correct margins, spacing, font, and more.
Use of evidence
0Using readings, statistics, or data to effectively support a claim. See examples of integrating evidence in a paper.
0Avoiding quotes. If used enclosing direct quotes in quotation marks. Read about the purpose of quotation marks.
0Paraphrasing to avoid plagiarizing the source. See paraphrasing strategies. (Paraphrase rather than quote -only one short quote)
0 Use the most current evidence (usually ≤ 5 years old).
Credit to source
0Using in-text citations appropriately. See examples of citations in APA style.
0Setting up your reference list at the end of the paper or discussion post. See this reference list overview.
0Formatting the reference entries according to APA style. See common reference examples here.
Capstone – Refinement of Writing
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