NURS3100 Issues/Trends in Nursing
Week 1 Assignment 2
2: Journal: Observe, Process, Reflect
PenThe objective of the Journal Assignment is to provide you with a private
place to think on the page; "thinking on the page" is a phrase used
to describe writing as a form of thinking. Some of us process our thoughts out
loud as we describe them to others. In an academic environment, you will be
asked to record your ideas in writing ("thinking on the page") to
show the new knowledge that you’ve acquired through reading and listening to
the resources and completing the assignments. The Journal is not formal
writing, and only you and your Instructor will see the Journal Assignment.
These assignments are meant to be free writing, but you should revise before
write, think about the audience to whom you are writing and the difference
between personal writing and scholarly writing. Your journal writing falls into
the category of personal writing and should be approached in that way. Think of
the Journal as an academic reflection space.
Week 1 Assignment 2 Rubric, provided in the Course Information area.
the feelings you have had as you prepared to return to school for your BSN.
the material you encountered in the course this week and consider one aspect of
the classroom resources (Assignments, Discussions, or assigned readings) that
surprised you. Be sure to think about why the material interested you as a
Set a timer
(on the stove, a clock, or on your phone) and write for 10 minutes without
find it helpful to use the following format as a guide for your Journal
Describe the week’s content and resources as if you are writing to a person who
has not seen, heard, or observed them.
Answer the question, "What does this content or topic mean?"
Answer the question, "What is the value of understanding this
By Day 7
minimum 150-word Journal Assignment. Journal about one aspect of the classroom
resources (Assignments, Discussions, or assigned readings) that surprised you.
Make sure to describe why the material interested you as a thinker. You can
also include your thoughts about returning to school, including your
excitement, anxieties, and any concerns.
is for you to share your feelings. There are no rules, and you will not be
graded on your writing.