As of August 4, 2020, the Editor Office Hours service is temporarily on hold. An unusually high number of doctoral students are now at the form and style review stage, so all of our available editor staff time is currently required to ensure students can receive those reviews in a timely manner. We hope to make Editor Office Hours available again soon.
Please see our Office Hours Policy for details on what types of questions we can answer.
Welcome to Walden University Writing Center’s Doctoral Capstone Form and Style page.
This website houses resources for students throughout the development of the doctoral capstone (dissertation/doctoral study/project study). Form and style editors in the Office of Academic Editing focus on the form and style review as well as preparing students for doctoral capstone writing.
The doctoral capstone project is a vehicle for students to conduct significant and rigorous research that will add meaningful content to existing knowledge and foster growth in the field. These pages contain links to useful information that will help students writing the doctoral capstone study, as well as prepare the final document for final approval stages (Form and Style, Final Committee Overall Quality, CAO Review).
In addition to the resources on the program-specific pages, there are also webinars available through the Writing Center Website on preparing for the form and style review, using the doctoral capstone template, and writing each of the main areas in doctoral capstone studies: the introduction, literature review, methodology, results, and conclusion. Check out the archive to view recordings of past sessions.
If you have writing or APA questions about the proposal or final doctoral study, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.