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Get Feedback on Your Writing

What to Expect in a Paper Review

We provide constructive feedback on topics like:

  • Clarity
  • Organization and paragraphing
  • Effective integration of evidence
  • Cohesion and flow
  • Scholarly voice and grammar
  • APA style

We typically focus on just a few topics or patterns to provide a helpful and manageable quantity of feedback.

Paper Reviews ARE

  • Individualized feedback from a writing professional
  • For students working on coursework including discussion posts, course papers, master’s capstones, and the doctoral premise and prospectus
  • Focused on skill building and instruction based on patterns in a student’s draft
  • Asynchronous: There is no phone call or online meeting time
  • An optional, supplementary service available to Walden University students at no additional cost

Paper Reviews ARE NOT

 

“It has been a challenge figuring out the areas I needed to improve on, and [the Specialist's] comments and responses have helped me a great deal. I'm not there yet, but this is helping me learn how to structure my writing.”
– Walden Doctoral Student

How to Register and Schedule in myPASS

Learn more about paper review scheduling and related steps.

“The feedback was very thorough and the tips were clear enough to apply to my writing immediately.”
– Walden Doctoral Student

Are you working on your doctoral proposal or final study?


Writing support for doctoral proposals and final studies can be found on the Doctoral Capstone Form and Style site.

Doctoral Capstone Form and Style

“[The Specialist] helped me to see where I could improve my writing and encouraged me in my good writing skills! I will definitely reach out in the future for writing assistance! Thank you!”
– Walden Master’s Student

Our Mission

We are writing experts who work with Walden students of all abilities. Through our 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.

What Students Are Saying About Paper Reviews

“The [Writing Support team] is one of the most important resources at Walden University and I probably would not be passing my classes without their assistance, even though I had considered myself a proficient writer before attending Walden.  Every single person who has reviewed my papers is always professional and provides excellent advice while encouraging my writing to continue.”
– Walden Bachelor’s Student


“Having another set of eyes read my paper and notice things that I missed is very helpful. I am glad for her skills in reviewing my paper.”
– Walden Master’s Student


“The feedback made me more aware of how I can strengthen my writing. Also, it really helped with the resources and in-text cites.”
– Walden Master’s Student


“I appreciate all the help I have received from you in the last few months.  You truly have been pivotal in my journey. Thank you :)”
– Walden Master’s Student


“I have never used a writing support service before. What a wonderful introduction! I will be submitting papers often, and I am looking forward to learning and improving.”
– Walden Master’s Student