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Imposter Syndrome and the Student Writer (Episode 53)

7/1/2018
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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. Resources: American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education, 82The savvy student podcast...

Duration:00:19:43

Transitioning from Master's-Level to Doctoral-Level Writing

6/1/2018
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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.

Duration:00:27:30

Using Evidence in Academic Writing (Episode 51)

5/1/2018
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Claire and Max discuss how to incorporate evidence into your academic writing, as well as how to use citations effectively to support your evidence. Resources mentioned: Writing Refresh: In-text versus Parenthetical CitationsCreswell Did Not Write About You: Common Mistakes in Citing 'I' Statementsposts on APA styleUsing Evidence: Overview

Duration:00:13:20

Why The Third Time's The Charm for Writing Center Appointments (Episode 50)

4/1/2018
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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. Resources: Third Time's the Charm: The Magic of Multiple Paper Review Appointments Third Time's the Charm: Strategies for Your 1st,...

Duration:00:07:29

A Quick Announcement and Request

3/30/2018
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Resources mentioned: Walden University Writing Center Blog Walden University Writing Center webpage WriteCast episode archive

Duration:00:01:46

Meet Your Reviewer: A Conversation with Cheryl Read, Writing Instructor and PhD Student (Episode 49)

2/28/2018
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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.

Duration:00:30:08

Meet Your Reviewer: A Conversation with Cheryl Read, Writing Instructor and PhD Student (Episode 49)

2/27/2018
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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.

Duration:00:30:08

Resolutions to Reflect and Revise (Episode 47)

12/28/2017
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Resolutions to Reflect and Revise (Episode 47) by Walden University Writing Center

Duration:00:14:14

Using Creative Writing Strategies in Academic Writing (Episode 42)

7/31/2017
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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. Blog posts mentioned in this episode: Narrative Writing: Scholarly Narrative Overview:...

Duration:00:23:50

Positive Affirmations, Part 2 (Episode 40)

5/30/2017
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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.

Duration:00:04:32

Positive Writing Affirmations, Part 1 (Episode 39)

5/26/2017
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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.

Duration:00:14:23