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Paper Reviews: Introduction



Welcome to the Writing Center paper review service! We’re here to assist students in becoming better academic writers by providing online, asynchronous feedback in paper reviews available by appointment. Students who are working on course work, like weekly discussion posts and papers, KAMS, master's theses, and major assessments can make appointments for one-on-one reviews.

The Writing Center does not review any writing that is part of the doctoral capstone study premise, prospectus, or proposal, even if that writing is a part of a course. See our FAQ about changes to services for doctoral capstone students for more information. See What resources are available to help me write my capstone? for a list of resources available to doctoral capstone students.

Please view the Sample Paper Reviews page for examples of the feedback that we provide in paper reviews.

The Writing Center's paper reviews are an optional, supplementary service.

Our Mission

The Writing Center instructors are a team of writing experts who work with Walden students of all abilities. Through our virtual, asynchronous, one-on-one paper reviews, we help students develop their academic writing skills as emerging scholars and encourage students to engage in an ongoing writing process.

Our Goal

We provide positive constructive feedback on
•    cohesion and flow,
•    voice and grammar, and
•    APA style.

Through our paper review service, we aim to help students become better writers. Rather than editing or “fixing” your paper, our goal is to help you develop your writing skills. In a review, a Writing Center instructor will examine patterns in your writing, offer instruction on these patterns, and make suggestions about how to strengthen key areas to produce more effective, exemplary writing. While our feedback will help you revise individual assignments, we encourage you to approach these appointments with the larger goal of becoming a stronger, more confident writer and proofreaders of your own work.