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Workshop Student Testimonials

"With the support of both the course content and instructor's guidance, I am confident I have developed a solid proposal introduction. I was able to accomplish more proposal progress in the past 6 weeks than in the previous 12+ months. It was a truly positive experience. Thank you!"

"This course helped me better understand various facets of writing that I have not been exposed to before such as synthesis, voice, and paraphrasing.  A couple of these items were skimmed over in my earlier courses, but this course went into the depth I needed."

"I have gotten more from these past couple of weeks than from several semesters in 8090."

"This is probably one of the best assistance programs that Walden University offers to date. I have made more progress in the past 5 weeks than I did in the past two quarters. This workshop is a must for anyone struggling to stay focused or on task with dissertation writing."

"I really want this option for the rest of my program. It has made this very difficult process much much better."

"I believe that this should be a required course after the 8100 courses.  It could reduce the amount of time that students spend writing their doctoral study."


Our Workshops Help Students Get Their Proposals Approved!

This just in! Proposal approval rates were higher for students who enrolled in CAEX workshops (71.2%) compared to those who did not (27.1%). Check out our proposal writing workshops today!

Find out what students are saying about the workshops!

Proposal Revision Workshops

The Center for Academic Excellence offers dissertation/doctoral study/capstone workshops to help students write their preproposal document (premise or prospectus) and revise and edit their overall proposal, introduction, literature review, methods section, and postproposal sections. 


Scheduled course & workshop offerings:

List of all workshops in order they would be taken (8100/8105, 8010/8015 is over the three following: 8020/8025, 8030/8035, 8040/8045, and 8050/8055

Preproposal Writing Workshop

We also offer a workshop for students who are about to start writing their preproposal document (e.g., premise or prospectus): Preproposal Doctoral Writing Workshop. This workshop is structured as follows:

  • Week 1 – Foundations and preparation
  • Week 2 – Mapping out your study
  • Week 3 – Library skills
  • Week 4 – Research and drafting skills
  • Week 5 – Self-assessment and faculty feedback
  • Week 6 – Becoming an independent scholar

No draft of your document is required for the preproposal workshop. Simply e-mail your Student Success Advisor and let them know that you would like to be registered for CAEX 8100 (quarters students) or CAEX 8105 (semesters students). Also include the date you would like to start the course. Our available term start dates are available on the Registration, Cost, and Schedule page of our website

Registration Information

Contact your Student Success Advisor to register for a workshop.


  1. You must have a working draft of the section of your proposal that aligns with the workshop for which you want to register (e.g., if you want to take the intro workshop, you must have a working draft of your intro). 
  2. These workshops require you to submit a 2-3 page writing excerpt of your draft of the appropriate document (e.g., for the proposal workshop you will need to submit a 2-3 page writing excerpt of your proposal draft; for the literature review workshop you will need to submit a 2-3 page writing excerpt of your literature review draft). You must include the 2-3 page excerpt in your e-mail registration request to your Student Success Advisor, and let them know in which workshop and term you would like to enroll (e.g., CAEX 8010, March 2, 2015 start). 
  3. We recommend students only take one doctoral writing workshop at a time


Each workshop costs $195. This amount does not include any applicable taxes and/or fees.