THE SMART WAY is a unique guide for nurses and nursing students who wish to improve their writing skills. It is the only book written specifically for nurses. It examines the essential elements of written communication, including papers, reports and the many types of business communication. Numerous examples and exercises allow students to recognize and avoid common writing errors. More recent methods of research and communication are also examined, including the use of the Internet, Internet referencing, use of email in professional correspondence, as well as the importance of critical evaluation of the resources used during research. Includes free web resource, www.elsevier.ca/zilm, with additional exercises and supplemental readings.