More Helpful Links
Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis’ Writing Center has many excellent resources to help you with grammar, punctuation, and writing style. Here are some of our favorites:
Why should you care about your writing skills? Let us count the ways:
2. Cover letter
3. Correspondence with other nursing professionals
4. Bad writing and common mistakes can alter someone's opinion of you.
5. Bad writing can lead to misinformation or misinterpretation of your intended message.
Practicing good writing skills is not only important as a ResU student but good writing skills will help you make connections, find jobs easier, and excel better as a nurse than one who has bad writing skills.
Let's face it: even native English speakers trip over English grammar periodically. We recommend glancing at common errors that everyone makes regarding the English language. You never know what you might learn! Here are some websites that should keep your mind focused on what is grammatically correct when writing papers, care plans, presentations, emails, cover letters, and much, much more:
Purdue Owl for APA: User-friendly, basic material that walks you through APA step-by-step.
Purdue Owl for Grammar: The OWL also has grammar and punctuation tips.
APA Style Blog: This searchable blog can answer many questions that are not addressed in the APA Style Manual. This is especially helpful for citing web-based resources.
edufind.com: This site is actually a place to search for English schools; however, it also has an easy-to-use grammar guide.