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Kacy and Claire from the Walden University Writing Center chat about all things academic writing. Special guests include students, faculty, and Writing Center editors. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Kacy and Claire from the Walden University Writing Center chat about all things academic writing. Special guests include students, faculty, and Writing Center editors. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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Minneapolis, MN

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Kacy and Claire from the Walden University Writing Center chat about all things academic writing. Special guests include students, faculty, and Writing Center editors. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Language:

English


Episodes

Emotional Intelligence for Online Students (Episode 72)

5/19/2020
Emotional Intelligence can help students and individuals connect, be more self aware, and achieve positive outcomes. How does emotional intelligence apply to online learning? Claire and Kacy explore some ways Walden students can use EI to benefit their online interactions. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:12:24

APA 7 : Update and Favorite Changes (Episode 71)

3/1/2020
APA 7 is new and exciting! Claire and Kacy discuss APA 7 for Walden students and go over a few favorite changes in this month's episode. Resources discussed: APA transition page APA's website See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:05:35

APA 7 Update (Episode 70)

12/9/2019
APA 7 is out! In this episode, Claire discusses what Walden students need to know regarding this update and what to expect moving forward in 2020. Resources: Writing Center APA 7 update page: https://academicguides.waldenu.edu/writingcenter/apa/7transition See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:02:14

How to Write an Award Application (Episode 69)

11/1/2019
Beth returns to WriteCast to talk with Claire and Kacy about writing an award application. Beth is a 2016 winner of an Online Learning Consortium's Effective Practice Award for the Writing Center's interactive modules. Resources: Walden University Writing Center Interactive Modules: Student Writing Support Any Time, AnywhereEffective Practice Awards See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:11:29

Writing for Social Change: Letters to Legislators (Rebroadcast; Episode 68)

10/1/2019
To help celebrate Walden University's Global Days of Service that takes place each October, we're rebroadcasting our 56th episode featuring two Walden Writing Center instructors who work toward positive social change in their communities by writing to their local representatives. Hosts Kacy and Claire talk with Melissa and Meghan about how this writing is similar and different to academic writing, tools they use, and what they have experienced as a result. Resources: Scholarly...

Duration:00:19:51

From Discussion Post to Paper (Episode 67)

9/1/2019
Kacy and Claire discuss two strategies students can use to turn a discussion post from an assignment that feels like busywork to a useful tool in developing a longer course paper. Resources mentioned: From Prompt to Post: A Step-by-Step Guide to Writing Effective Discussion PostsWriting Introductions for Discussion Board PostsTo Cite Yourself or Not To Cite Yourself: That Is The Question!"A Discussion About Discussion Posts (Episode 25)""A Philosophical (and Practical) Look at...

Duration:00:08:35

Killing Your Darlings and Finding Your Gems (Episode 66)

8/1/2019
Claire and Kacy explain the concept of "killing your darlings"--removing pieces of your writing project that you are reluctant to get rid of, even if doing so would improve the piece. They share three tips to help cope with the difficulty of deleting parts of your work and how to get the most out of this revision process. Resources: RevisionRevising StrategiesRevision Strategies: A Three-Part Blog Series"Use the Paramedic Method to Resuscitate Your Writing""The 5 Rs of Revision (Episode...

Duration:00:19:29

Book Club: "How to Write a Lot" (Episode 65)

7/1/2019
We're excited to introduce our first Book Club episode! Writing instructors and PhD students Kacy and Cheryl chat about Paul J. Silva's How to Write a Lot: A Practical Guide to Productive Academic Writing. Whether you've read the book or not, listen in to hear what Kacy and Cheryl found particularly useful, what advice was less relevant for them, and how they are using the suggestions in their own writing practices. Resources: How to Write a Lot: A Practical Guide to Productive Academic...

Duration:00:35:21

Writing in the Competency-Based Tempo Learning® Program (Episode 64)

6/1/2019
What kinds of writing assignments can you expect, and what resources are available to help, in Walden’s Tempo Learning programs? Kacy chats with writing instructor Amy about her experiences in her M.S. in Early Childhood Studies Tempo Learning® program. Listen in if you are a Tempo student, considering becoming a Tempo student, or interested in learning more about writing in competency-based education. Resources: Walden Writing Center BlogScholarly voice resourcesScholarly voice:...

Duration:00:17:57

Starting the Prospectus: An Interview with Jeannie, Doctoral Student and Writing Instructor (Episode 63)

5/1/2019
What is it like to start the doctoral prospectus? Kacy chats with Jeannie, EdD student and Writing Center Writing Instructor, about her experience. Jeannie shares three tips and a valuable writing resource. Kacy also announces WriteCast's first Book Club episode! This summer, we'll be reading and reviewing Paul J. Silvia's How to Write a Lot: A Practical Guide to Productive Academic Writing. We invite you to read along and to send your questions and thoughts to us at...

Duration:00:12:22

How to Start and Sustain a Writing Group (Episode 62)

4/1/2019
PhD student and Writing Center writing instructor Cheryl Read returns to the podcast to talk about writing groups: types and approaches, considerations for getting one started, and tips for keeping one going. Resources mentioned: Meet Your Reviewer: A Conversation with Cheryl Read, Writing Instructor and PhD StudentGradWriteSlack workplace"Writing Together: How Peer Writing Communities Can Be Your Secret to Success" blog post See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:14:37

Restorative Writing Follow-Along Activity (Episode 61 Bonus)

3/1/2019
This bonus episode contains just the follow-along activity from episode #61, "Restorative Writing." We recommend listening to the "Restorative Writing" episode first to learn what restorative writing is, how to practice restorative writing, and how to use it as a vehicle to understand and process individual and/or community trauma. Then, follow along with this bonus episode for just the activity. You can participate in the activity as many times and as often as you'd...

Duration:00:02:31

Restorative Writing (Episode 61)

3/1/2019
Writing instructors Ellen and Miranda join Kacy and Claire for this month's special episode and bonus episode on restorative writing. Restorative writing is when writing becomes a vehicle for transforming pain into engagement. Learn more about what restorative writing is, how to practice restorative writing, and how to use it as a vehicle to understand and process individual and/or community trauma. Ultimately, restorative writing can help writers discover ways to heal and overcome those...

Duration:00:10:31

Lessons From Creative Writing Workshops (Episode 60)

2/1/2019
In this episode, Claire and Kacy talk about their experiences in formal creative writing workshops. Claire contributes her insights from her MFA in creative writing program and Kacy describes participating as a “non-creative” writer. The two consider ways that creative workshop techniques can help students create productive writing groups of their own. NOTE: At one point in the episode, Kacy makes reference to a “chair member” but is actually referring to one of her committee...

Duration:00:43:07

How to Set and Stick to a Writing Goal (Episode 59)

1/1/2019
Creating an academic writing goal or goals for yourself can be a great tool for motivation, organization, and writing development. Writing instructor Miranda joins co-hosts Kacy and Claire to talk about setting writing goals that are achievable and manageable, sticking to goals, and using specific strategies and resources to help you do both. Resources mentioned: Writing a Paper: Goal Setting Walden University Writing Center website See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out...

Duration:00:21:43

Steps for Revising, Part II: The Small Stuff (Episode 58)

12/1/2018
Kacy and Claire share tips and inspiration for making smaller revisions and working the steps into your writing process. Recommended resources: Grammar resourcesInteractive grammar modulesGrammarlyRevision journals"When/How to Conduct Revision and Proofreading""Top 10 Preproposal and Proposal Fixes for Capstone Writers"Walden University Writing Center Blog posts on grammar and mechanicsInteractive modules on APA stylePaper reviewsMicrosoft Word help for Walden students through the Academic...

Duration:00:13:26

Steps for Revising, Part I: The Big Stuff (Episode 57)

11/1/2018
Revision is a major part of the writing process, and different types of revising warrant different strategies. Claire and Kacy give tips and resources for how to revise your writing for bigger patterns and issues in your current drafts as well as your future coursework. Recommended resources: WriteCast episode 14: "The 5 Rs of Revision"Walden University Writing Center website resources on revisionImproving Your Writing: Strategies for Revising, Proofing, and Using Feedback"Walden...

Duration:00:10:32

Writing for Social Change: Letters to Legislators (Episode 56)

10/1/2018
Melissa and Meghan, two of the Walden Writing Center's instructors, work toward positive social change in their communities by writing to their local representatives. Kacy and Claire talk with Melissa and Meghan about how this writing is similar and different to academic writing, tools they use, and what they have experienced as a result. Resources: Scholarly VoiceAudienceUsing EvidenceWriteCast episode #51: Using Evidence in Academic WritingWriting for Social Change webinar seriesWalden...

Duration:00:19:51

Struggling With Spelling (Episode 55)

9/1/2018
If you struggle with spelling, you're not alone! Claire and Kacy give some quick tips for how to improve and check your spelling. Resources: Making Word Work For YouMerriam-Webster’s Collegiate DictionaryAPA Dictionary of PsychologyWriting a Paper: ProofreadingMicrosoft Word tutoring from the Walden University Academic Skills Center See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:09:59

Meet Your Reviewer: Tasha Sookochoff (Episode 54)

8/1/2018
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. Resources mentioned: 5 Flow Part 3: Transition with Words, Sentences, and ParagraphsBreaking Down the MEAL Plan: A Four-Part Series on Writing Strong ParagraphsWalden Writing Center...

Duration:00:07:17