Five-canon feedback: Triaging errors in writing with classical rhetoric

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Nurse educators may be asked to provide feedback on writing, encountering the challenge of determining which errors to address, when, and how. This Teaching Tips article, drawing on the author’s experience in writing instruction, summarizes a novel framework for error triage: the five canons of classical rhetoric as described by the Roman rhetorician Quintilian.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)57-59
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of continuing education in nursing
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 2018
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Nursing
  • Education
  • Review and Exam Preparation


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