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Paper Reviews: Introduction


​​​​​​Writing instructors are looking forward to reviewing your work! Before you can sign up for a paper review appointment, you will want to register in myPASS (my Paper Appointment Scheduling System).

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Welcome to the Writing Center paper review service! We’re here to assist students in becoming better academic writers by providing online, asynchronous feedback in paper reviews available by appointment. Students who are working on discussion posts, course papers, KAMS, master's theses/capstones, major assessments, the doctoral premise, and the doctoral prospectus can make appointments for one-on-one reviews.

The Writing Center's paper reviews are an optional, supplementary service available to Walden University students at no additional cost.

Writing support for longer writing projects required of doctoral students like proposals and final studies can be found on the Doctoral Capstone Form and Style site, where numerous services and resources for students at the capstone stage are housed. The form and style editors have a limited amount of time to review proposal and final study chapters or sections, by faculty request only; committee chairs can find the application for the Chapter Edit service on the Toolbox for Faculty site.

Our Mission

The Writing Center instructors are a team of writing experts who work with Walden students of all abilities. Through our virtual, asynchronous, one-on-one paper reviews, we help students develop their academic writing skills as emerging scholars and encourage students to engage in an ongoing writing process.

Our Goal

We provide positive constructive feedback on
•    cohesion and flow,
•    voice and grammar, and
•    APA style.

Through our paper review service, we aim to help students become better writers. Rather than editing or “fixing” your paper, our goal is to help you develop your writing skills. We do not comment on every error we notice in the text. Instead, in a review, a Writing Center instructor will examine patterns in your writing, offer instruction on these patterns, and make suggestions about how to strengthen key areas to produce more effective, exemplary writing. While our feedback will help you revise individual assignments, we encourage you to approach these appointments with the larger goal of becoming a stronger, more confident writer and proofreaders of your own work.

Recommended APA Style Reference List Entry for This Page

Walden University Writing Center. (n.d.) Paper reviews: Introduction.