Approaching short or extended answer questions effectively requires a specific set of writing skills and a systematic approach. When presented with a question, it is common for students to answer as though they were being asked it in conversation. However, if the question is on a piece of assessment or a learning activity that you encounter in the course of your studies, you are actually required to compose a small piece of writing, similar to an essay paragraph, as part of your response.Detailed guide to answering questions
This video from RMIT University introduces some basics about how to structure an essay.
Writing an essay plan has many benefits including:
Writing an essay is by no means an intuitive process. For many of us, if we begin to write without a plan, the work we produce will follow our stream of consciousness, rather than the genre of the piece of writing we intend to produce. For some purposes this is not a problem and can allow the ideas to flow uninhibited. However, it can also make it difficult for others to know why we are writing and where we are headed. In an academic setting, when a lecturer sets an essay, it will most likely be marked on the logic of its structure, as well as on the content. Following the conventions of essay writing is essential if we wish to succeed academically and writing an essay plan is a great way to ensure that we are doing so.
The document linked below is an essay plan template. To understand the parts of the plan, you may refer to the section above on How to Structure an Essay. One way in which you could use the essay plan template to produce an essay plan and subsequently an essay is as follows:
You may also copy and paste the ‘Paragraph 3’ secion to create Paragraph 4 and Paragraph 5. It is not recommended that more than 5 paragraphs be included. See the section on How to Structure your Essay for details.
A literature review can be part of a major piece of writing, or it can be a stand alone essay. If you are asked to write a literature review as part of your coursework, you will need to write one that is a stand alone essay, summarising the literature on a particular topic.
The parts of a literature review are similar to the parts of an essay, but, as shown in figure 2, their function is a little different. Click anywhere in Figure 2 to open a guide to writing literature reviews
An essay is a specific type of writing and is different from other types of writing such as reports. The structure of an essay in its most basic form is as follows. Click on an essay part in Fig 1. to view more detailed information, examples and practice exercises
Scholarly and professional disciplines such as nursing and management require knowledge of language styles, conventions and terms specific to science and academia. This is especially important in nursing, particularly at a postgraduate level, as nurses draw on knowledge from a variety of disciplines including health science, medicine sociology and psychology. Fig. 3 summarises some characoristics of academic and scientific language. As you can see, there are both similarities and differences and they overlap a great deal. Click on either category to access a detailed resource guide.
Some discipline specific terminology.
Passive Voice or Active Voice.
Writing Usually in essay format
Extensive dscipline specific terminology
Passive Voice always used.
Writing Usually in lab report format.
HCI acknowledges the Traditional Owners of country throughout Australia and recognises their continuing connection to land, waters and culture.
We pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging.
How to attract, recruit and maintain a dedicated skilled and loyal workforce in the health sector (Aged Care)
This seminar is based on research from a recent royal commission report into the aged care sector and a workforce strategy that followed. The strategy outlined a number of skill gaps across the aged care sector, including a significant lack of management & leadership knowledge and skills. This was identified across all levels of staff, including management and supervisors. Based on the workforce strategy, I have put together an educational seminar. The seminar includes a lot of practical ideas and ‘How To’ methods. The purpose of the seminar is to develop and build knowledge and skills of people working across the aged care sector.
Bio. Kevin Egan
MBA, Adv. Dip, CIV TAE.
Kevin has lived and worked in Australia for most of his professional life. He started his career working on a factory floor. Not satisfied with factory work, he set off on a journey to create a successful life and career. This is a remarkable story of a person who was intellectually, economically and emotionally bankrupt and worked his way from obscurity to personal and business success.
During his career, Kevin has acquired a wealth of knowledge and experience working across various Australian businesses and industries. These include: local and state government, transport and logistics, retail, warehousing, sales, finance and education.
Kevin has held various positions, including senior partner, state and national management positions and senior consultant roles. He holds a Master’s degree in business administration and is a published author.
Kevin’s local business and academic skills make him the ideal speaker for this seminar.Book a Spot
With a passion for education, entrepreneurship, and technology he’s been able to shape the vision of IHNA. Equipped with a Master’s in Business Administration and qualified in Mechanical Engineering, Bijo has had extensive project management and business management experience. He’s used this experience to enable new and innovative programs to push the envelope for career-focused healthcare training. Bijo has worked worldwide and has had the opportunity to be a well-respected and prominent community figure in Australia, Malaysia, and India. As the acting CEO of IHNA, he oversees and manages the operational activities, systems, and policy implementation of the organisation. He’s also a member of GAICD (Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors) and currently pursuing a PhD in Corporate Governance in the Educational Sector at Swinburne University.
With a dedication to teaching, research, and industry consultancy he’s published over 45 referred research and conference papers and. Dr Hewege holds a PhD in Management, a Master of Business Administration Degree, and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with Honours. He’s well-regarded on a wide spectrum of research areas including corporate social responsibility, management controls of transitional economies, marketing, logistics, international business, and research methodology. Dr Hewege has also accumulated over 20 years of teaching experience on undergraduate and postgraduate levels in Australia and internationally.
Led by a deep passion for nursing, Professor Chair has held a number of positions in both the private and public sectors of the healthcare industry in Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, and Hong Kong. These positions include Hospital Manager, Director of Nursing, Deputy Director of Nursing, Senior Supervisor, Unit Manager, Principal Educator, Senior Lecturer, Associate Professor, Director of Undergraduate Studies, and Director of Post-Graduate Studies. He’s also been a foundation member of two Schools of Nursing in Australia and is currently working at Central Queensland University as Assistant Dean Community Engagement, School of Nursing and Midwifery.
With more than 20 years of experience in the field of accounting and finance, Pankaj has experience across financial reporting, taxation, and auditing, with established skills in corporate finance, financial analysis, taxation, accounting, and auditing. He holds Bachelor of Commerce and is also a Certified Public Accountant (AUS) and Chartered Accountant (India). Pankaj has been working with the HCI Group for over eight years and is responsible for managing financial aspects of the entire group.
Dedication to innovation and technology, Dr Shisir is a senior researcher and academic specialising in ICT and innovation policy with a strong track record of serving the Australian tertiary education for over five years. He heads Heathovation, an HCI subsidiary dedicated to the latest technologies and collaborative tools in the design and delivery of healthcare education. Dr Shisir leads multi-disciplinary research on the design, development, delivery, execution, and evaluation of cutting-edge ICT technologies to improve tertiary education systems and healthcare service delivery. His professional affiliations include: Australian Computer Society (ACS), Centre for ICT for Development, Nepal (ICT4D) and Nepal Research and Education Network (NREN).