Last update 10/8/2018
Visual: Walden logo at bottom of screen along with notepad background.
Audio: Guitar music.
Visual: Screen changes to show the home page of the Writing Center website. As the speaker continues, the following shows on the screen: your home for support and information about academic writing, APA, and grammar
Audio: Welcome to the Writing Center, undergraduate students! We’re glad you’re here because the Writing Center is your home for writing support, so we hope you’ll visit us often.
Visual: Screen changes to show a picture of a gym with equipment. As the speaker continues, the following shows on the screen: We’re the place you go to “exercise” your writing muscles. The Writing Center has multiple ways for you to develop your writing skills, and you can focus on different aspects of your writing each time you visit us.
Audio: You can think of the Writing Center like your writing gym: We’re the place you go to “exercise” your writing muscles. Just like a typical gym, we have multiple ways for you to develop your writing skills, and you can focus on different aspects of your writing each time you visit us.
Visual: The screen change to show the home page of the Writing Center website. As the narrator describes sections of the website, those sections are highlighted on the screen.
Audio: Let’s start with the hub of the Writing Center, our website. There’s a few key areas:
As you can see, the Writing Center’s website is a very busy hub. We realize that different students have different needs, resulting in all of the different ways you can exercise your writing muscles in the Writing Center.
Visual: As the speaker continues, the following is overlaid on the website: Top 3 Ways to Work with the Writing Center
Audio: With that, here are our top three ways for you to work with the Writing Center:
Visual: As the speaker continues, each number and suggestion is overlaid on the website.
Audio: Number 1: Consult the Writing Center website! Remember that the Writing Center website is available anytime; you can refer to our informational pages whether it’s 4:00 p.m. in the afternoon or 2:00 a.m. in the morning.
Number 2: Make a paper review appointment! When you make a paper review appointment, you’re asking one of our writing instructors to give you feedback on your writing. Our goal is to help you improve your writing, as well as note places you’re doing well. Feel free to submit drafts in progress, final drafts before submission to your classroom, or even past drafts that have already been graded.
Number 3: Ask a question! We want to hear from you, especially if you have a question. We promise no question is too simple or obvious, so be sure to contact us by either e-mail or during our Live Chat hours so we can help you.
Visual: As the narrator continues, the following is overlaid on the website: Start somewhere!
Audio: Finally, our last piece of advice is this: Start somewhere! We know that sometimes learning about academic writing can seem overwhelming. Or maybe you feel like you’re short on time. You’re not alone! Choose one way to work with the Writing Center and start there. Before you know it, your writing will improve!
Visual: The screen changes to a notebook with the words Walden University Writing Center and the following: Questions? E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.