These pages contain program-specific templates used in the doctoral capstone process, instructional materials for using the templates, the Form and Style Checklist, and links to other resources for doctoral capstone writing. The templates posted on these pages are the most recent versions approved by each program. All content support materials for the doctoral capstones are maintained on the Doctoral Capstone and Project Resources page of the Office of Research and Doctoral Services website.
Select your program in the sidebar menu to the left, in the drop down menu under Programs in the main menu, or in the list of programs on this page. On those pages, you will find templates, form and style checklists, and template demonstration instructional materials.
Visit the following pages for program-specific templates and more information about the doctoral capstone writing process.
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.
Welcome to the paper review service! Paper reviews are an optional, supplementary service available to Walden University students at no additional cost.
We’re here to assist Walden students in becoming better academic writers by providing online, asynchronous feedback in appointment-based paper reviews. Students who are working on discussion posts, course papers, and a doctoral premise or prospectus can make appointments for one-on-one paper reviews.
Before signing up for a paper review appointment, you need to register in myPASS (my Paper Appointment Scheduling System).
If you would like writing support for your proposal or final study, visit the Doctoral Capstone Form and Style site.
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