Writing Center appointments are an opportunity for you to receive individualized feedback on your writing from one of the Writing Center's professional writing instructors. All of our appointments are asynchronous. Using Microsoft Word’s Track Changes, a writing instructor will comment on strong areas of your writing and areas that you can improve, including scholarly writing, APA, and grammar. Although we do not comment on every error we notice, we do point out patterns in your writing to help you strengthen these key areas. We encourage you to e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any comments or questions about the feedback you receive.
Writing Center appointments are different from appointments with an advisor. Our appointments do not include a phone call or live communication and are not tied to a specific time. Instead, students make an appointment for a specific day and attach their paper to their appointment in our myPASS scheduling system. The Writing Center writing instructor will then review your paper, embedding feedback into your draft using Microsoft Word's track changes. The writing instructor will attach his/her review to your appointment, and you will receive an e-mail when your review is ready for you to download from your appointment in myPASS.
A Writing Center instructor will review your paper the day of or the day after your appointment date, and you will receive an e-mail when your reviewed paper is available. You can then download your reviewed paper from myPASS and review the feedback at your convenience. We encourage you to e-mail us at email@example.com if you have any comments or questions about the feedback you receive.
Your paper does not have to be ready to attach at the time you reserve your appointment. Because our scheduling system opens on a two-week rolling basis, you are able to reserve an appointment two weeks before the day the appointment occurs.
Note, however, that papers must be attached by 5 am Eastern time on the day of your appointment or within 15 minutes of making a same-day appointment.
The following tips will help you make the most of your Writing Center appointments:
The Writing Center is committed to providing all students with equal access to learning resources. We provide reasonable, additional services for students with disabilities if approved as through Walden's Disability Services office. Please do not hesitate to contact us or Disability Services for a confidential discussion about additional services. To discuss specific accessibility issues or software, please contact Disability Services directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.