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Tips & Tools: Classroom Announcements

Classroom Announcements

We have many resources that you might wish to share with your students through course announcements or discussion postings. To make this process simpler, we have provided some short announcements below that you are welcome to post in your classrooms.

Note: If you would like to post writing or APA tips in your classroom, we also have a listing of each (titled "Weekly APA Tips" and "Weekly Writing Tips"), available in the Classroom Resources area of this site.

We have many resources that you might wish to share with your students through course announcements or discussion postings. To make this process simpler, we have provided some short announcements below that you are welcome to post in your classrooms.

Note: If you would like to post writing or APA tips in your classroom, we also have a listing of each (titled "Weekly APA Tips" and "Weekly Writing Tips"), available in the right column of the Writing Center Toolbox for Faculty home page.

- See more at: http://writingcenter.waldenu.edu/643.htm#sthash.dZFY1OJf.dpuf

We have many resources that you might wish to share with your students through course announcements or discussion postings. To make this process simpler, we have provided some short announcements below that you are welcome to post in your classrooms.

Note: If you would like to post writing or APA tips in your classroom, we also have a listing of each (titled "Weekly APA Tips" and "Weekly Writing Tips"), available in the right column of the Writing Center Toolbox for Faculty home page.

- See more at: http://writingcenter.waldenu.edu/643.htm#sthash.dZFY1OJf.dpuf

Paper Reviews

The Walden Writing Center offers personalized reviews of student writing. To take advantage of this service, make an appointment via your MyWalden portal (under "Academics" then "Schedule an Appointment"). The process for registering and making a reservation, along with explanations of what you should expect from these reviews, is available here: http://academicguides.waldenu.edu/writingcenter/paperreviews

Are you interested in receiving guidance on your writing skills but not sure where to start? View the brief introductory video on the Writing Center's getting started page: http://academicguides.waldenu.edu/writingcenter/start

If you have any specific writing-related question(s) or questions about the paper review process, e-mail them to writingsupport@waldenu.edu. Writing Center staff will respond to all e-mails within 24 hours.

Online Writing Center Resources

Walden's Writing Center has a blog, with posts on writing issues, Writing Center services, and other announcements at http://www.waldenwritingcenter.blogspot.com/

Follow the Writing Center on Twitter (https://twitter.com/WUWritingCenter) or Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/WaldenUniversityWritingCenter) for daily announcements and writing tips, including information on new services and upcoming webinars.

The Writing Center produces a podcast series, with casual conversations about practical topics on the writing process. Click here to listen: http://academicguides.waldenu.edu/writingcenter/multimedia/podcast

The Writing Center offers webinars on APA and writing topics throughout the term. Information about upcoming webinars and recordings of past sessions can be found here: http://academicguides.waldenu.edu/writingcenter/webinars

Syllabus-specific guidance is available for foundations courses and several others through course-specific resources, found here: http://academicguides.waldenu.edu/writingcenter/coursespecificresources

Grammarly is an automated grammar and writing revision tool for academic writing. Like any software program, Grammarly is not perfect and will not edit your work for you; it is up to you to incorporate Grammarly's feedback and decide which suggestions are most appropriate. See this page if you're accessing Grammarly for the first time: http://academicguides.waldenu.edu/writingcenter/grammarly/accessing. For additional instructions on using this tool, consult this page: http://academicguides.waldenu.edu/writingcenter/grammarly

Do you have questions for the Writing Center? You might find what you need in the Quick Answers feature, located on our home page: http://academicguides.waldenu.edu/writingcenter/home. Type your question and choose from the FAQs that pop up based on your query. If you can’t find what you need, feel free to reach out to our staff at writingsupport@waldenu.edu.

The Writing Center offers instructional modules on grammar, APA, and plagiarism prevention. The modules are multimedia, self-paced tutorials that provide extra assistance to develop academic skills. Click here to learn more about the modules: http://academicguides.waldenu.edu/writingcenter/modules.

The Writing Center offers a live chat service to allow students to ask our team of writing instructors APA or scholarly writing questions in real time. Click here to view chat hours and policies: http://academicguides.waldenu.edu/writingcenter/multimedia/chat

Did you know Walden’s Writing Center editors hold office hours to answer questions and confer with students writing their doctoral capstones? See this link for more information and a listing of hours.

Links to Specific Writing Topics

To learn more about APA citations, references, and editorial style, see this link: http://academicguides.waldenu.edu/writingcenter/apa

Information on Walden writing courses and workshops, managed by the Academic Skills Center, see this link: http://academicguides.waldenu.edu/ASCcourses

APA-compliant templates for Walden papers, as well as a video on how to use them, can be found at this link: http://academicguides.waldenu.edu/writingcenter/templates

Help identifying and correcting plagiarism can be found here: http://academicguides.waldenu.edu/ASCsuccess/integrity

Walden course instructors and Writing Center staff might use writing terms with which you are unfamiliar. Consult our Writing Terms for a glossary of some of these terms: http://academicguides.waldenu.edu/writingcenter/terms

The Writing Center website has tutorials and information on a wide variety of writing topics, from APA and grammar to plagiarism and scholarly voice. If you can’t find the topic you need, use the Search feature at the top right of any page on the website (http://academicguides.waldenu.edu/writingcenter/home) for a listing of relevant resources.

Templates, a form and style checklist, and other information for the dissertation, doctoral study, or project study can be found by clicking your degree on this page: http://academicguides.waldenu.edu/formandstyle/programs

Writing guidance for undergraduate students, with topics listed in the left column, is available here: http://academicguides.waldenu.edu/writingcenter/undergraduate

We have collected resources that best address the writing skill needs of multilingual students here: http://academicguides.waldenu.edu/writingcenter/multilingual

The prewriting process is just as important as the writing process itself. For help with skills such as outlining or note-taking, see our prewriting resources here: http://academicguides.waldenu.edu/writingcenter/writingprocess/prewriting

Stay in Touch!

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