Digital Literacy Reflection

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As a Nursing major, I have learned that excelling in college academic writing and critical thinking is essential to succeed in the health care profession. Over the course of this semester I have made tremendous changes to my way of thinking as a writer; such as my skills of critical analysis significantly improving. It was quite evident to myself that writing was a weakness for me throughout high school, and struggled with the confidence to believe in my writing. Typically, I focused most of my attention to the high school five-paragraph essay format, which constricted my initial objective. Thus, I tended to divert the attention from the actual imperative meanings of my papers. Improvements I have made in my writing and critical thinking skills have enabled me continuously question the purpose of the paper on several different levels. In favor of …show more content…
When researching a topic to gather your information, you may find yourself overwhelmed with the overload of information provided online. An excellent technique that was utilized is digital literacy, which is a tool that enables you “to find, evaluate, utilize, share, and create content using information technologies and the internet.” (cornell.edu) With digital literacy, I could evaluate information and its sources critically. Bruce Ballenger, author of the The Curious Researcher, introduced different techniques to limit the search to academic and credible sources. Also, an immense project that was done in the course, was the introduction and training of creating our own Wix page, which included projects that were completed throughout the semester such as; the prologue, synopsis, survey, research paper, and ethnography. With the completion of these projects, communications have been a major component that has improved

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