- Submit your essay in your DRWA Doctoral Writing Assessment classroom
- The DRWA Doctoral Writing Assessment course is 4 weeks long, 0 credits, and free of charge.
- You will be enrolled automatically at the beginning of your doctoral program.
- In this course, you will write and upload an original academic essay.
- The essay topic and assessment rubric are provided in the DRWA Doctoral Writing Assessment course under the assignment area.
- This essay is due by Day 7 (Sunday) of Week 2 at 11:59 pm MST (please adjust for your time zone).
- This is the only assignment in the DRWA Doctoral Writing Assessment classroom.
Receive your essay score from the Writing Assessment team
- Essays are scored by a team of anonymous writing assessors from the Center for Academic Excellence.
- Assessors score essays anonymously during weeks 3 and 4 of the DRWA Doctoral Writing Assessment course.
- The week after the DRWA Doctoral Writing Assessment course ends, you will receive your essay score via email from Walden Writing Assessment to your @waldenu.edu email address.
- The essay’s score determines whether you will waive out of both, one, or none of the required Graduate Writing courses as listed on your program of study.
- Complete any required Graduate Writing courses
- Any required writing courses will include Graduate Writing I and/or Graduate Writing II, depending on your assessment essay score.
- Graduate Writing I and II are 0 credits and students will be enrolled in required writing courses at no charge their first attempt.
- You will be automatically enrolled in any Graduate Writing courses along with your program courses the next term, if required.
- All required Graduate Writing courses must be satisfactorily* completed within 1 year of completing the DRWA Doctoral Writing Assessment course.
*If you receive a U grade in a Graduate Writing course, you will need to enroll in the same course again and be billed at the course’s regular tuition rate. Receiving a second U grade will result in academic dismissal.