If you struggle with spelling, you're not alone! Claire and Kacy give some quick tips for how to improve and check your spelling.
Making Word Work For YouMerriam-Webster’s Collegiate DictionaryAPA Dictionary of PsychologyWriting a Paper: ProofreadingMicrosoft Word tutoring from the Walden University Academic Skills Center
Get to know Tasha, one of the Writing Center's newest writing instructors, in this brief interview with Claire and Kacy. Tasha shares her approach to a paper review appointment, her favorite types of papers to review, some recommended writing resources, and the best writing advice she received in school.
5 Flow Part 3: Transition with Words, Sentences, and ParagraphsBreaking Down the MEAL Plan: A Four-Part Series on Writing Strong ParagraphsWalden Writing Center Blog
If you've ever felt like the worst writer in the room, an academic fake, or an outsider in your degree program, you might have been experiencing imposter syndrome. In today's episode, writing instructor Kacy shares her research on and experience with imposter syndrome as a graduate student, along with tips for how to combat it and gain confidence. Max also makes a special announcement.
American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education, 82The savvy student podcast...
Writing instructors Max and Veronica discuss transitioning from graduate to doctoral writing from their own experiences in their programs. They chat about advice for currently transitioning writers as well as surprises along the way and the evolution of their writing, research, and expectations through each stage of their scholarly work.
Resources mentioned in this episode:
Writing Process for Longer Research Projects WebinarPaper Reviews Walden Writing Center BlogForm & Style...
Claire and Max discuss how to incorporate evidence into your academic writing, as well as how to use citations effectively to support your evidence.
Writing Refresh: In-text versus Parenthetical CitationsCreswell Did Not Write About You: Common Mistakes in Citing 'I' Statementsposts on APA styleUsing Evidence: Overview
Research indicates that there may be a connection between visiting the Writing Center three times and students' growth in confidence, skill, and motivation. Max and Claire discuss these findings, their own experiences working with students in the Writing Center, and strategies for scheduling and making the most of a Writing Center paper review appointment.
Third Time's the Charm: The Magic of Multiple Paper Review Appointments
Third Time's the Charm: Strategies for Your 1st,...
Meet Cheryl Read, one of the Writing Center's newest writing instructors. Cheryl, who is also pursuing her PhD, shares her writing tips and advice for other students who are working on writing projects.
Many people will have to work collaboratively at some point in their education or careers, and writing a group paper or working on a group assignment can be challenging. In this rebroadcasted episode, Nik and Brittany share their top 10 tips for successfully writing a group paper.
Common Assignments: Collaborative Writing in Business and Management
This month, Max and Claire talk with Walden University Writing Center Director Brian Timmerman and Associate Director of Faculty Outreach and Support Amber Cook about Walden's new Gender-Neutral Pronouns Policy and Identity-First Language Policy. Brian and Amber discuss the policies, why they were created, and what they mean for student writers.
Walden University's Gender-Neutral Pronouns Policy and People-First and Identity-First Language Policy
Inclusive Language Policy...
Meet Katherine, one of the Walden Writing Center's newest writing instructors! Max and Claire talk with Katherine, who is also a Walden PhD student, about her writing background, review approach, and advice for student writers.
Resources mentioned in this episode:
Developing a Paper: Creating a Paper From a Discussion Transitioning to Master’s-Level Writing
Beth makes a special announcement, and Max and Claire talk with Jeannie Croichy, Walden University EdD student and Writing Center writing instructor, about her first Walden student residency experience.
You may know about outlining as a pre-writing strategy, but have you heard about reverse outlining? A reverse outline is a great tool to use once you have written a draft. Claire and Max explain what a reverse outline looks like, how to create one, and how it can help you strengthen your writing.
Writing a Paper: Outlining
Is Your Short Attention Span Showing?: Using A Reverse Outline blog post
You don't have to be a creative writer to use these tips! Join writing instructors Max and Claire for a discussion of creative writing strategies--such as knowing where you're going and how you're going to get there, writing exploratory drafts, anticipating audience response, getting a secondary reader, and understanding deconstruction--that you can use to strengthen your academic writing.
Narrative Writing: Scholarly Narrative Overview blog post
Narrative Writing: Include...
Meet Kacy Walz, PhD student and Walden University Writing Center writing instructor! Beth and Kacy talk about Kacy's approach to reviewing student papers, the best writing advice she has received, and a writing resource she loves to recommend to students.
Writing Center paper reviews for Walden students
Walden Writing Center Blog
Listen to and repeat these positive writing affirmations to create an uplifting mindset as you write. You can play this episode as often as you'd like! We recommend first listening to Positive Affirmations, Part 1 (Episode 39), in which Brittany explains how academic writers can use affirmations.
Brittany makes an announcement, shares her experience with positive affirmations, and talks with Beth about how students can use affirmations to create an uplifting, supportive mindset about their writing process and progress. After listening, check out Part 2 (episode 40) for writing affirmations that you can use to increase your writing positivity.
Have you heard of the literature review matrix? It's a tool you'll want to know about if you're working on, or going to be working on, any major research and writing project. If you are familiar with the matrix but aren't yet sure how to use it or haven't found it helpful, then this episode is for you, too. Brittany shares why she loves the matrix as a researching, writing, and teaching tool, and Beth explains why she was hesitant about the matrix at first but how students can tailor it to...
If you're starting or in the early stages of a master's degree program, then this is the episode for you! Beth and Brittany break down differences between undergraduate-level and master's-level writing and share tips on how to transition between them.
Getting Started: For Master's Students
Master's Capstone Writing page