Scholarly Critique

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Running head: SCHOLARLY CRITIQUE 1 A Scholarly Critique Sara Stevens Walden University NURS 6000 Section 23, Success Strategies in The Masters of Science Program in Nursing September 22, 2012 Running head: SCHOLARLY CRITIQUE 2 Scholarly writing is written by professionals of their field who intentions are to provide a deeper understanding of their topic of interests. Scholarly writing differs from free writing in that it must be supported by reliable evidence. Without supporting evidence the writer’s argument will fall short and be considered unreliable or false. As discussed in the NUR 6000 course study notes (“Introduction to Scholarly writing, 2010) Scholarly writing has to have a purpose, an audience (usually similar…show more content…
Always try to use scholarly journals as your first source because their content is most often peer reviewed which ensures credibility. Another mistake the writer is guilty of is using unprofessional wording. Found in Writing resources on scholarly writing located through the Walden library discuss the importance of scholarly tone. By using the terms ‘poor people’ which some may consider slang and starting sentences with ‘and’ the writer has failed to set a scholarly tone. The writer could rephrase the term ‘poor people’ as under privileged or poverty stricken. Also, rather than starting the sentence ‘and most notably’ they could have just stated ‘notably.’ The writer then goes on to express their own opinion by throwing in the question “And in fact, why would there be?” As a scholarly writer one must avoid expressing their own opinion so blatantly. As a scholarly writer one must express an original thought carefully, by synthesizing the information from multiple sources the writer can then express their opinion but constructively with supporting evidence. No one can win an argument without evidence to support it! While this may appeal to many different audiences including computer experts, people researching the ‘digital divide,’ teachers of high school students, or high school students, it’s intended audience is unclear. Clearly the writer has some work to…show more content…
2010. [Study notes]. Retrieved from https://class.waldenu.edu/bbcswebdav/institution/USW1/201320_26/ MS_NURS/NURS_6000/Week%203/Resources/Resources/embedded/ sn_2010_writing_scholarly_voice.pdf Introduction to scholarly writing: Purpose, Audience, and Evidence. 2010 [Study notes]. Retrieved from https://class.waldenu.edu/bbcswebdav/institution/USW1/201320_26/ MS_NURS/NURS_6000/Week%203/Resources/Resources/embedded/ sn_2010_writing_purpose_audience_evidence.pdf Scholarly Writing. Writing Resources. 2012. Retrieved from Walden Writing Center

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