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Modules: Scholarly Writing Modules

Welcome

Welcome to the Writing Center’s self-paced modules about scholarly writing. These modules will introduce you to scholarly writing and paragraph development, helping you clearly present your ideas in your scholarly writing.

Although APA is not a focus in any of these modules, they were created using APA 6, and the example paragraphs and citations you see will reflect APA 6.

Scholarly Writing Diagnostic Quiz

If you aren’t sure which module will best help you with scholarly writing, complete our scholarly writing diagnostic quiz. This quiz will tell you which module would most benefit you. The diagnostic quiz takes about 15 minutes to complete.

Although APA is not a focus in this module, it was created using APA 6, and the example paragraphs and citations you see will reflect APA 6.

 

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Module Preview: Scholarly Writing

Note that these videos were created while APA 6 was the style guide edition in use. There may be some examples of writing that have not been updated to APA 7 guidelines. The modules on this page, however, have been updated to APA 7 guidelines.

Introduction to Scholarly Writing

In this module you will learn the basics of scholarly writing. This includes learning what scholarly writing is and the characteristics that make up successful scholarly writing. You will practice identifying strong scholarly writing and learn how to develop a strong scholarly writing process.

This module is a good fit for you if you are new to scholarly writing or are a returning student. The module will provide you a solid foundation for your scholarly writing.

Although APA is not a focus in this module, it was created using APA 6, and the example paragraphs and citations you see will reflect APA 6.

 

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This module should take you 30 minutes to complete.

Introduction to Paragraph Development Part 1

In this module you will learn how to develop academic paragraphs. This includes learning how to identify and incorporate topic sentences into your paragraphs, how to develop and stay focused on one main idea in your paragraphs, and how to conclude your paragraphs.

This module is a good fit for you if you are new to academic writing, are unsure about how to develop your paragraphs, or have been told you need to revise your paragraph structure.

Although APA is not a focus in this module, it was created using APA 6, and the example paragraphs and citations you see will reflect APA 6.

 

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This module should take you 30 minutes to complete.

Introduction to Paragraph Development Part 2: Incorporating Evidence & Analysis

This module focuses on the next step in developing your academic paragraphs: evidence and analysis. In this module, you'll learn what evidence and analysis is and how to effectively incorporate them into your paragraphs.

This module is a good fit for you if you are new to academic writing, are unsure about how to develop your paragraphs, or have been told you need to paraphrase or analyze more in your writing.

Although APA is not a focus in this module, it was created using APA 6, and the example paragraphs and citations you see will reflect APA 6.

 

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This module should take you 30 minutes to complete.

Transitions Within and Between Paragraphs

In this module you will learn how to create cohesion and flow through transitions in your paragraphs. You'll explore the purpose of transitions, how to incorporate transitions within paragraphs, and how to create transitions between paragraphs.

This module is a good fit for you if you are new to academic writing, are unsure how to connect your ideas, or have been told you need to increase or add flow to your writing.

Although APA is not a focus in this module, it was created using APA 6, and the example paragraphs and citations you see will reflect APA 6.

 

I’m ready to start learning!

This module should take you 30 minutes to complete.

Questions and Technical Issues

If you have questions or technical issues at any point, review the instructions for accessing modules and e-mail us at wcwebinars@waldenu.edu.

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