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Struggling With Spelling (Episode 55)

9/1/2018
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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

Duration:00:09:59

Meet Your Reviewer: Tasha Sookochoff

8/1/2018
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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.

Duration:00:07:17

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