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Savvy Student Newsletter:
March 2022

Academic Skills Center's

Savvy Student Newsletter

New Ask a Peer Mentor

Two Women Talking

Now any student can submit an Ask a Peer Mentor form to request support on a variety of academic skills. A member of the peer mentor team will respond to your submission via email within 24 to 48 hours.


Ask a Peer Mentor




Developing a Doctoral Identity



In your educational journey, you’ve undergone shifts in your identity as you completed your undergraduate and graduate degrees, but as Coffman et al. (2016) noted, “the process of becoming a researcher and adopting a professional and scholarly identity is a process of transformation and identity development beyond that of an undergraduate or masters level student” (p. 30). Developing your doctoral identity requires embracing your new place in academia and owning your identity as a scholar and researcher.>

Who Am I? The Importance of Doctoral Indentity and Tips to Develop One


Upcoming Events

Time Management

Thursday, March 17, 2022
from 7:00 - 8:00 pm EST

Effective time management is an essential academic, professional, and personal skill. During this webinar, two Walden peer mentors will offer advice for setting priorities and getting organized, so that you can achieve your goals.

Register for Time Management

Overcoming Imposter Syndrome

Thursday, April 21, 2022
from 7:00 - 8:00 pm EST

Ever feel like you don’t belong in your academic program? Do you struggle with perfectionistic tendencies and self-imposed high standards? If so, you are not alone! Join us for a discussion of the imposter syndrome, how it can impact you as a learner, and what you can do to manage it.

Register for Overcoming Imposter Syndrome

Some of my favorite time-management tips are using a time inventory to see where time is spent, marking due dates of all discussions, activities, and quizzes for every week of class on a paper calendar before class starts, and planning specific steps for each week a week in advance. I break weekly study and writing down to daily activities and make sure to have outlines for the coming week completed before Monday.
-Jody Nelson, Peer MentorJody Nelson

Let our advance worrying become advance thinking and planning.
-Abdul Hadi, Walden Student


Success Strategies

Whether you are looking for strategies for School-Life Balance, Self-Care, or are interested in finding new Learning Strategies and developing your reading skills, we have a variety of resources to help you succeed.


From NVivo PDFs to One-Way ANOVA APA Write-Up videos, our resources cover a wide variety of statistical topics to help you in your coursework. Visit our Statistics Home Page today!


Microsoft Office

Microsoft Office is an essential part of your journey; whether it is formatting in Word or creating a presentation in PowerPoint. Visit our Microsoft Office Page today!


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