These resources are for doctoral students at the preproposal stage and who are not yet working or are just beginning to work on their official proposal documents.
Receiving a doctoral degree means you have demonstrated your ability to do independent, original scholarly work at the doctoral level. At Walden, this means completing a doctoral capstone document—dissertation, doctoral study, project study, or doctoral project—to be published in the ProQuest database.
Part of becoming an independent academic writer means knowing the skills you need to develop in your writing process as well as the resources available to help you develop them. The time you spend working with faculty to develop your preproposal document(s) is also a perfect opportunity to reflect on your writing skills and what further work you need to do to prepare yourself to write the proposal and final study.
The Writing Center offers instructional feedback on premise and prospectus documents through the paper review appointments in myPASS. The Preproposal Starter Kit offers resources to help you hone your scholarly voice and plan, draft, and polish your writing at the doctoral level so you are prepared once you start work on your proposal.