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- Faculty currently teaching doctoral foundations courses have students who will be taking the Doctoral Writing Assessment (DRWA) next term, starting November 27. For these students, their assessment essay will be due on or before December 10. If you’re working with doctoral students in their first term, you can encourage them to look for and read the emails from the Writing Assessment team. If students have questions about the doctoral writing assessment, they can email firstname.lastname@example.org or go to the Writing Assessment website for more information.
- Are you a faculty member working with multilingual writers who would like more one-on-one support? The Walden Writing Center is collaborating with the CFE Faculty Specialists to offer one-on-one coaching sessions for faculty working with multilingual students. Visit the One-on-One Coaching Sessions page in the Writing Center Faculty Toolbox to learn more.
- Reminder: Term breaks will result in many open paper review appointments with our writing instructors from November 13th to December 3rd! Students can submit current or past work for a review in myPASS, the Writing Center’s paper appointment scheduling system. Please encourage your students to make appointments, noting that the service is reserved for students working on coursework through prospectus approval. Find out more about paper reviews on the Writing Center’s website.
- Thanks so much to all of you who responded to my two requests earlier this month! I’ll be compiling and reporting back on the results, for those who are curious. If you haven’t had a chance to complete this short survey and have been subscribed to these updates for at least 6 months, please click here: https://walden.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_38bSU026T1PYEBf
- Join us for our upcoming faculty webinars:
Preventing Plagiarism Through Teaching APA Citation Practices
Wednesday, November 29, at Noon Eastern
The CAE Continuity of Care Model: First-Year Doctoral Writing Support
Thursday, November 30, at 1:00 p.m. Eastern
Thursday, December 7, at 1:00 p.m. Eastern
- Bookmark This: The Writing Center presents 4-5 student webinars each month. The topics vary from APA and grammar to targeted skills like effective paraphrasing. Students report high satisfaction at these sessions, which typically see upwards of 100 attendees each. Keep up with the upcoming sessions on our student webinar calendar: http://academicguides.waldenu.edu/writingcenter/webinars
- Cut-and-Paste Announcement: Students working on their doctoral capstones have access to our team of editors via office hours. Here is an announcement to point them to this fantastic resource:
Did you know Walden’s Writing Center editors hold office hours to answer questions and confer with students writing their doctoral capstones? See this link for more information and a listing of hours.
- Writing Tip of the Month: Creating cohesive paragraphs with the right balance of flow, evidence, and analysis is a challenge for many writers. Our new Academic Paragraphs video series can help, covering an introduction to paragraphs, the MEAL plan, and transitions. The playlist is available on YouTube and should be helpful for students who need support in this area.