Introduction to the Writing Center
Last update 8/4/2016
Visual: The video opens with the Writing Center’s home page.
Audio: Hello, and welcome to the Writing Center! The Writing Center has many resources to assist you in your writing at Walden, whether you’re writing a discussion post, a course paper, a final paper for a course, or a doctoral capstone study. The Writing Center’s website is the hub of these resources, and we welcome you to explore the website to familiarize yourself with the many resources and tutorials it contains. The more you’re familiar with the website and its resources, the better you’ll be able to use it while you’re writing and the better you will be able to develop your writing skills.
Visual: The buttons on the left side of the website are highlighted: Getting Started; Paper Reviews; Grammarly; Webinars; Modules.
Audio: To start, note the buttons on the left side of the page, which point you to resources to get you started, as well as helpful services, like our paper review appointments, Grammarly, live and recorded webinars, and self-paced modules.
Visual: The menu along the top of the website is highlighted: Writing Help; Grammar & Composition; Scholarly Writing; APA Style; About.
Audio: You can also explore the website through the menu at the top. Here you can find our many tutorials and resources. Once you’ve explored the Writing Center, note other helpful sections of the home page.
Visual: The Quick Answers box in the middle of the page is highlighted. As the narrator speaks, she types in the word “paraphrasing” and searches for it, and the page switches to the Quick Answer results of the search.
Audio: In Quick Answers, type your question or the topic you’d like to learn more about, and you’ll see answers from across the university. For example, I’d like more help with paraphrasing, so let’s see what Quick Answers turns up. From here, I can click on any of the responses that I think will be useful in answering my question.
Visual: The Quick Answers box in the middle of the page is highlighted. As the narrator speaks, she types in the word “paraphrasing” and searches for it, and the page switches to the results of the Quick Answers search.
Visual: The search box on the top right corner of the page is highlighted. As the narrator speaks, she types in the word “paraphrasing” and searches for it, and the page switches to the results of the website search.
Audio: In the search box, type the topic you’d like to learn more about, and you’ll see the pages matching your search on the Writing Center’s website and blog. Let’s search paraphrasing to see what the search box turns up. Here I’ve found multiple pages on the Writing Center website I can explore, as well as a recorded webinar and a relevant blog post I could read.
Visual: The screen switches back to the Writing Center home page and scrolls down to the Chat With Us, Announcements, and Upcoming Webinars section.
Audio: Finally, you can also find announcements, a calendar of upcoming live webinars, our chat hours, and how to get in touch with us via social media and email.
We at the Writing Center are here to assist you with your writing, so make sure you bookmark our website, use it to help you with your writing questions and to develop your writing skills, and reach out if you have any questions. Happy writing!
Visual: The screen changes to end with the words “Walden University Writing Center” and “Questions? E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.”