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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. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more 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. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Location:

Minneapolis, MN

Description:

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

Language:

English


Episodes

Podcast Announcement

6/6/2022
The podcast will be on hiatus for a while. Claire and Kacy recommend 6 of their favorite episodes. Links to Episodes and Archive: Episode 13: 60 Minutes or 60 Seconds, Maximizing Your Time with Writing Resources Episode 18: Student Q&A Episodes 34 (Taking Care of Yourself with Mindful Writing) and 35 (A Brief Daily Session Walkthrough) Episode 84: Avoiding Bias Episode 79: How to Start Writing Episode 72: Emotional Intelligence for Online Students Also be sure to look over our...

Duration:00:04:29

What is Scholarly Voice? (Episode 90)

5/3/2022
What is scholarly voice, anyway? Claire and Kacy discuss how to be clear and direct in your academic writing to achieve scholarly voice. Relevant resources: Scholarly voice webpages What is academic writing? webinar Scholarly Tone and Voice blog series Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:00:07:12

Paraphrasing versus Quoting (Episode 89)

4/4/2022
When should you paraphrase? What about quoting? Claire and guest host Brittany Rogers discuss four easy steps to paraphrase and more! Relevant Resources: Paraphrasing webpages Plagiarism Prevention Modules Paraphrasing Primer: How to Paraphrase Sources Successfully (webinar) Using and Integrating Quotations (webinar) Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:00:07:08

APA Style Rules (Episode 88)

3/3/2022
APA Style Rules can be a confusing phrase. APA is more than just citations and references, and Claire and Kacy delve into passive voice, anthropomorphism, and numbers rules in this episode. Relevant Resources: Anthropomorphism webpage Passive voice webpage APA Style modules APA's website on Mechanics of Style Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:00:07:23

What About APA? (Episode 87)

2/3/2022
What should you do when your assignment doesn't seem to meet APA or is a different format than a typical paper? Claire and Kacy discuss APA rules and how to adjust to different writing formats that might not use all of APA's usual standards. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:00:06:33

SMARTER Goals (Episode 86)

1/1/2022
Instead of resolutions, Claire and Kacy discuss setting achievable, reasonable goals they term SMARTER goals for your writing projects! Relevant resources: Setting writing goals webpages Keeping Up Your Motivation podcast episode How to Set and Stick to a Writing Goal podcast episode Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:00:08:36

Building Confidence (Episode 85)

12/1/2021
How can student writers build their confidence? Guest Grete Howland explores three main approaches students can use in this month's episode. Relevant Resources: How to Set and Stick to a Writing Goal WriteCast episode Why Set a Writing Goal webpage How to Start and Sustain a Writing Group WriteCast episode Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:00:07:53

Universal Design and Learning Preferences (Episode 84)

10/1/2021
Veronica Oliver joins the podcast to discuss universal design and learning preferences, and how students can use this information to help have more effective paper reviews from the writing center. Relevant resources: Can you Doodle Your Way to Better Writing? blog post on learning preferences. Mapping your Mind with Bubbl.us blog post Speech to Text: Prewriting by Speaking blog post Our Paper Reviews webpage Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:00:11:17

Avoiding Bias (Episode 83)

9/1/2021
How do you avoid bias in academic writing? We dive into the APA 7th edition guidelines on this topic including descriptors, avoiding generalization, and using singular they. Relevant Resources: APA webpages on bias free language Inclusivity and academic writing blog post WriteCast Episode 46: Inclusive Language: Gender-Neutral Pronouns and Identity-First Language Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:00:09:13

Jeannie's Approved Prospectus (Episode 82)

8/1/2021
Jeannie, a Walden student and former writing instructor, discusses having her prospectus approve and moving on to the proposal. She discusses tips and her experience finding the right problem to pursue and getting support from her chair. Relevant resources: WriteCast Episode 76: An Interview with the Library WriteCast Episode 44: Interview with Jeannie Croichy, EdD Student WriteCast Episode 63: Starting the Prospectus, an Interview with Jeannie Croichy, Doctoral Student and Writing...

Duration:00:08:07

Conclusions (Episode 81)

7/1/2021
Conclusions can be tricky, Claire and Kacy go over some successful strategies and what to avoid with conclusions. Relevant resources: Conclusions webpage And So, in Conclusion blog post WriteCast Episode 43: How and Why to Revise with a Reverse Outline Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:00:07:57

Synthesis (Episode 80)

6/1/2021
Synthesis can be tricky, but Claire and Kacy discuss how to bring ideas together using writing skills, plus some discussion of how writing is like being a lawyer and a chef! Relevant Resources: Transitioning into Better Writing blog post Podcast Episode 33: Tackling Transitions Transitions webpage Podcast Episode 38: The Literature Review Matrix: What It Is, How to Use It, and How to Make It Work for You Literature Review Matrix Synthesis and Thesis Development webinar Hosted on...

Duration:00:11:35

How to Start Writing (Episode 79)

5/3/2021
What should you do once you have your assignment? Claire and Kacy discuss how to start writing. Relevant resources: Literature Review Matrix The Literature Review Matrix: What it is, How to Use it, And How to Make it Work for You (Episode 38) Wrestling with Writer's Block Episode (Episode 26) Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:00:10:32

Interview with Dr. Cheryl Read: Finishing a PhD (Episode 78)

4/1/2021
“The challenges of grad school are temporary, the degree is something you’ll have forever.” Dr. Cheryl Read, one of our Writing Instructors, discusses obtaining her PhD while working full-time, raising a family, and navigating a pandemic. Episodes mentioned: Episode 49: Meet Your Reviewer: Cheryl Read Episode 62: How to Start and Sustain a Writing Group Episode 77: Keeping Up Your Motivation Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:00:14:38

Keeping Up Your Motivation (Episode 77)

11/2/2020
Staying motivated is tough these days. Claire and Kacy share some tips to keep your motivation for writing projects. Resources mentioned: WriteCast episode 34: Taking Care of Yourself with Mindful Writing WriteCast episodes 39 & 40: Positive Writing Affirmations WriteCast episode 61 and bonus episode: Restorative Writing Writing retreat blog post: Writing in the Midst of Uncertainty Pomodoro tracker website Written?Kitten! kitten photo reward website Hosted on Acast. See...

Duration:00:10:43

An Interview with the Library (Episode 76)

10/1/2020
Librarian Kim Burton visits the podcast to discuss support for students in their research and writing projects. Resources mentioned: Library website: https://academicguides.waldenu.edu/library Ask a Librarian and Quick Answers homepage Citation Management Software overview webpage Library review of Zotero Library tips on organizing research Writing Center literature review matrix Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:00:15:12

Collaborative Article Writing (Episode 75)

9/1/2020
Claire, Kacy, and guests Miranda and Christina discuss their work collaborating on writing an academic article, with additional tips for student writers to keep in mind! Resources mentioned: WriteCast Episode 8 (Rebroadcast as episode 48): Top 10 Tips for Group Papers WriteCast Episode 49: How to Set and Stick to a Writing Goal WriteCast Episode 61: Restorative Writing Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:00:11:41

Tips for Language Learners (Episode 74)

8/1/2020
When learning and writing in a language other than your first, there are many challenges. Guest Amy Bakke and Claire discuss their experiences with learning secondary languages and tips for students learning and writing in English. Relevant Resources: WebpagesGrammar modulesWriting at the Graduate LevelGrammar webinars Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:00:19:14

APA 7 Top 10 Proofreading Tips (Episode 73)

6/1/2020
Switching from APA 6 to APA 7th edition? This episode is for you! Claire and Kacy discuss 10 top revisions for your course papers as you make the shift to APA 7. Resources mentioned: APA 6/7 comparison tables APA 7 Transition webinar Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:00:11:42

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. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:00:12:24