Reading to Understand
Even though you may be a proficient reader of novels, business briefs, or professional communications, you may not be as experienced with academic text. That's okay. Academic texts can be more challenging because of complex concepts, terminology, and structure.
Reading to Engage and Evaluate
Be Analytical. Academically you must be a critical consumer of information. This means not taking any information at face value but instead evaluating it to determine its credibility, objectivity, and usefulness.
The Importance of Professional EtiquetteIn this interactive module, you’ll learn the importance of practicing etiquette in a virtual environment, as well as tips and strategies for establishing a professional image when studying from home.
Professional Etiquette as an Online Student (Module)
Develop Academic Habits Quiz
Test your knowledge on Reading to Understand, Reading to Engage and Evaluate, and Communicate Professionally.
Download a certificate when you answer all questions correctly.
Adjust to Graduate Education
Continuing Your Journey: Adjusting to Graduate-Level Expectations
Three members of the peer mentoring team recently completed their undergraduate coursework and chose Walden for their Master’s degrees. Here are their tips.
Writing Support Course
Transitioning from Undergraduate to Graduate Writing is a course designed to help undergraduate students planning to pursue a graduate degree, or a student entering a graduate program who have been out of school for a while.
Quieting the Skeptic: Overcoming Doubt with a Growth Mindset
As Walden students embark on this new chapter, they are excited to take a major step towards achieving their goals. And yet, they are often nagged by lingering doubts and anxieties, wondering if they waited too long to get their degrees...
Creating Mindful Writing Spaces
I know from experience that I cannot remain productive if I plop down with my laptop in front of the TV. I do my best work in a bright, organized space, (away from distractions) where I have everything I need.
How can we apply qualities of mindfulness—such as acceptance, compassion, body awareness, and being present in the moment—to our academic writing?
WriteCast Episode 34:
Taking Care of Yourself With Mindful Writing WriteCast Episode 35:
A Brief Daily Session Walk-Through—Mindful Writing, Part 2 WriteCast Episode 39:
Positive Writing Affirmations, Part 1 WriteCast Episode 40:
Positive Writing Affirmations, Part 2