If you are new to scholarly writing, it may be helpful to remember that writing is a process, not an event.
Developing Your Writing Process
Become familiar with the writing process by visualizing it at various stages, from brainstorming to the final draft and reflection. Students will learn six steps of the writing process and tips for each step.
Prompted to Write: A Guide for Using Walden Assignment Prompts to Your Advantage
As a student at Walden, you’re often likely provided with lengthy and descriptive prompts for your discussion board, application, and capstone assignments. These prompts are there to guide you to think and write about specific and complex topics.
Breaking Down the MEAL Plan: A Four-Part Series on Writing Strong Paragraphs
To help you write effective, clear, and coherent paragraphs in your academic writing, check out this blog series that will guide you through each part of the MEAL Plan.
From Prompt to Post: A Step-by-Step Guide to Writing Effective Discussion Posts
Have you ever felt unsure about how to write a discussion post? Today on the blog, we offer a 7-step strategy to help you create a discussion post with clear purpose, effective organization, strong evidence, and logical reasoning.
Using Evidence in Scholarly Writing
One of the central features of scholarly writing is the use of evidence to make an argument. You must learn how to incorporate other scholars' writing and arguments into your own.
In scholarly writing, you will often use paraphrased material or direct quotations from sources to support your research and strengthen your academic argument. Although direct quotations are generally not as strong as paraphrases, they can add evidence and substance to your scholarly argument. Do keep in mind, however, that some instructors forbid direct quotations for some assignments.
Graduate Writing Courses
Graduate Writing I
Graduate Writing I - Basic Composition skills is a course designed to help you strengthen your scholarly writing skills, with a focus on critical reading and effective summary.Graduate Writing I
Graduate Writing II
Graduate Writing II - Intermediate Composition Skills is a course that is designed to help you strengthen your scholarly writing skills, with a focus on paraphrasing, synthesizing, and evaluating main ideas.Graduate Writing II
Graduate Writing III
Graduate Writing III - Advanced Composition Skills is a course designed to help you strengthen your scholarly writing skills, with a focus on synthesizing sources and organizing a small-scale literature review.Graduate Writing III