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Form and Style: Welcome, Doctoral Capstone Students!

Last update 12/9/2018

 

Visual: Walden logo at bottom of screen along with notepad background.

Audio: Guitar music.

 

Visual: Screen changes to show the home page of the Doctoral Capstone Form and Style website

Audio:Welcome, doctoral capstone students.  If you are beginning to use our Form and Style resources, that means that you generally have an approved prospectus and working on your proposal.  Congratulations on meeting this milestone.  Here is our form and Style website.

We provide resources on general capstone writing expectations, APA style, scholarly voice, formatting, the writing process in general, and offer live editing Q&A.

 

Visual: Screen changes to show the following: 

  • Office of Writing Instruction
  • Office of Academic Editing

As the speaker discusses each office, the screen changes to focus on each office. 

Audio: As you probably already know, the Writing Center has two offices. 

The Office of Writing Instruction is staffed by full-time writing instructors who are experts at teaching academic writing. Their goal is to help you develop your academic writing skills throughout your coursework and in the beginning of your doctoral program. 

The Office of Academic Editing is staffed by full-time dissertation editors who are experts at editing students’ final doctoral capstone documents via the form and style review, as well as helping students prepare and write the capstone. 

 

Visual: The screen goes back to the Doctoral Capstone Form and Style websitewith the following overlaid: Capstone Writing and Formatting Resources. 

Audio: That’s where we will focus today; on our capstone writing and formatting resources on our form and style website.

 

Visual: The speaker highlights the Templates button, listed at the top of the blue buttons on the left-side of the website. The screen then shifts to show the list of templates available.

Audio: First, we would like to highlight our templates page.  On this page, you will find the template for your program and step in the process, as well as resources for using the template.

 

Visual: The screen returns to the home page and the speaker highlights the APA and Writing menu options at the top of the website. The following is overlaid on the screen: APA and Writing Resources. As the speaker discusses each section of the website, the home page of each section is also shown.

Audio: Next, we’d like to mention our APA and writing resources pages. On the APA page, you will find resources for Capstone APA citations, references, table and figure formatting etc. On the Writing tab, you will find resources on grammar and mechanics, reading to write, self-editing, and scholarly voice.

 

Visual: The screen returns to the home page and the speaker highlights the Kits menu option at the top of the website. The following is overlaid on the screen: Capstone Starter Kits. As the speaker discusses the kits, the kit options are shown on the screen.

Audio: We would also like to draw attention to our capstone starter kits. Here are the kits we offer, all designed to help students as they begin writing at different stages of the capstone process.  Everything from preproposal—focused on the premise and prospectus, to the postgraduation kit, focused on helping students determine where and what to publish after graduation.

 

Visual: The screen returns to the home page with the following overlaid: SMRT Guides. The speaker highlights the SMRTguides button, listed third in the blue buttons on the left-side of the website. The screen then shifts to show the list of SMRTguides available.

Audio: SMRT Guides.  SMRT guides are how to, step-by-step instructions (with screen shots) for creating and formatting the capstone

 

Visual: The screen returns to the home page with the following overlaid: Writing Community. The speaker highlights the Walden Capstone Writing Community button, listed fourth in the blue buttons on the left-side of the website. The screen then shifts to show the home page of the Writing Community.

Audio: We’d also like to highlight the capstone writing community. The community is indented for all students, once they have an approved prospectus, they can be welcomed to a community of writers who are focusing on the capstone.  The purpose of the community is to provide support and advice on the capstone writing process.  On the left hand toolbar, you can see that we provide everything from tips on getting started to how to communicate and collaborate on the writing process.

 

Visual: The screen returns to the home page with the following overlaid: Ask a Question. The speaker highlights the Editor Office Hours, which are listed lower on the home page. 

Audio:Finally, we’d like to remind students to ask us questions via our live editor Office Hours.  You can connect with an editor, via a chat application live when office hours are online.

 

Visual: The screen returns to the top of the home page and the following is overlaid on the screen: Visit our website

  1. Consult the Form and Style website
  2. Download the appropriate template
  3. View our APA and Writing Resources
  4. Check out the Starter Kits
  5. Review SMRT guides
  1. Ask a question

Audio: Please remember that these resources are available via our form and style website and we are around to answer questions via Office Hours or our e-mail, editor@waldenu.edu.

 

Visual: The screen changes to a notebook with the words Walden University Writing Center and the following: Questions? E-mail editor@waldenu.edu.