Writing your Comp Exam- 3 Part Series

Dinner is provided, so registration is required. 


Nursing students do you know what professors expect in your academic writing in graduate papers? 

Attend this workshop and learn--or review-what structure they expect and what aspects of style are essential in all scholarly scientific writing. 

This is a 3 Part Series:

1) The Comp Exam Process: Literature Review and 


Wednesday, January 25th, 5:30-7:30 pm

Health Sciences West, HSW 301

RSVP:  https://ocpd-compexam2017-jan.eventbrite.com


2) The Comp Exam Process: Problem Solving and White Paper

Wednesday, February 8th, 5:30-7:30 pm

Health Sciences West, HSW 303

RSVP: https://ocpd-compexam2017-feb.eventbrite.com


3) The Comp Exam Process for Scientific Writing

Wednesday, March 1st, 5:30-7:30 pm

Health Sciences West, HSW 301

RSVP: https://ocpd-compexam2017mar.eventbrite.com



Karen Borst-­Rothe is a professional writing instructor and communications consultant with over 30 years of experience helping students and organizations including, but not limited to: UC Berkeley, Kaiser Permanente, as well as UCSF



The Office of Career and Professional Development and the School of Nursing offer Karen Borst-Rothe's presentations on comprehensive exam writing skills, addressing both format and content issues. These presentations are geared toward helping you write a more effective comprehensive exam.


Learning Outcomes: 

Issues covered in these workshops include:

  • Review of the four sections needed in nearly every paper: introduction, literature review, discussion, and conclusion
  • Discussion of the basic principles of style necessary to present cohesive evidence in a logical sequence, including elements of paragraph development and function of transitions with adequate depth, breadth and clarity to meet exam requirements
  • Common writing problems and possible solutions (with examples)
  • Learn how to do a self-assessment of your own writing and develop a process for self-improvement - over time 

Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Parnassus Campus, 301 & 303 Health Sciences West

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Office of Career and Professional Development (OCPD)

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