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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

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 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out 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 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out 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 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out 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 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out 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 See...

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) See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out 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 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out 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 See acast.com/privacy for privacy...

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 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out 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 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out 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 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out 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 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out 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. 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