Are you looking for some resources to develop your writing skills? Whether you are working on presenting your ideas in an academic voice or learning the finer points of grammar, the Walden Writing Center is here to help you achieve your goal. There is no fee to use any of our services.
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The Writing Center's website contains instructional resources on academic writing, grammar, and APA style. As a bachelor’s student, you might be particularly interested in our pages on planning your assignments, writing a paper, and practicing academic integrity. Through our site, you can also access interactive tools such as Grammarly (an automated grammar tutor), grammar modules, and quizzes.
If you have a question about a writing assignment, grammar rule, or citation, the Writing Center can help! First, type your question into the Quick Answers box on the Writing Center’s home page. Quick Answers is a database of frequently asked questions, with answers and links to additional resources. You will likely find your information there.
If Quick Answers does not completely answer your question, send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Writing Center staff will respond within 24 hours.
You can also reach out to us with questions during our chat hours.
Writing Center staff members frequently lead webinars (virtual seminars) on topics in academic writing. You can attend just by logging online! View the list of topics and register for upcoming webinars on our Webinars page.
If you cannot attend a live webinar, view the recording through the Webinar Archive page instead. Note that the recordings are separated into categories: Strategies for Success, Practical Skills, Grammar, and so on. (All categories, except Graduate Students and Doctoral Capstone Students, are appropriate for undergraduate students.)
For personalized help on a writing assignment, you can make a paper review appointment with a Writing Center instructor. Simply sign into the online system, schedule an appointment, attach your discussion post or paper draft, and wait for us to e-mail you. The Writing Center instructor will provide feedback on your draft within 2 days of the appointment; this feedback might include questions, suggestions, revision techniques, grammar fixes, and more.
We also encourage you to make multiple paper review appointments throughout the academic term. In fact, students who make three or more appointments per term are statistically more likely to see progress in academic success. You can make two appointments per week and can schedule appointments up to 2 weeks in advance. We recommend students set a specific writing goal for each appointment to maximize skill development and to help our writing instructors individualize their feedback to your writing needs. Check out these resources to learn more about how to incorporate multiple paper review appointments in your schedule and how to set writing specific goals.
Our paper review service is not live; you can read more about what to expect on our Paper Reviews page.