Developing Nurse Educators’ Self-Editing Skills in English Writing through a Checklist

  • Ahmet Selçuk Akdemir Fırat University, Turkey
Keywords: Self-editing, Checklist, Nurse educators, Error, Correction

Abstract

This study investigated the efficiency of self-editing to reduce language errors of nurse educators. To achieve this, a checklist was created and 15 nurse educators from three different universities were educated on how to self-edit throughout 10 weeks. Data were obtained through 3 editing tasks before the 10-week education course and 3 editing tasks after the course. The Wilcox on test analysed pre-tests and post-tests, and found a statistically significant difference in terms of noticing the language errors through self-editing. This study suggests nurse educators use the checklist before submitting a manuscript. Also, this study concludes that self-editing is an efficient way of revealing language errors and increasing accuracy in English writing of nurse educators.

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2021-05-10
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Akdemir, A. S. (2021). Developing Nurse Educators’ Self-Editing Skills in English Writing through a Checklist. Shanlax International Journal of Education, 9(S1-May), 16–25. https://doi.org/10.34293/education.v9iS1-May.3995