Confused about whether the first person "I" is allowed in academic writing at Walden? Unsure of how to avoid bias in your scholarly work? Join this webinar to learn Walden's and APA's policy on the use of first person, as well as various ways to avoid biased language and ideas in your writing.
Before you can analyze or synthesize in your document, you need a solid understanding of the sources you intend to use. Critical reading is a key part of the academic writing process and can be a quite different task than reading in general. In this new webinar, three Writing Center Writing Instructors will model and provide tips for strong critical reading to help you incorporate analysis and synthesis in your writing.
This webinar highlights two essential aspects of any paper or discussion post: the introduction and the conclusion. What is an appropriate way to introduce your main topic? How should these paragraphs interact with the rest of the paper? In this webinar, we will answer these questions and more, exploring several examples and discussing tips for successful introductions and conclusions.
As a scholar, the purpose of your writing is to create an argument for the reader to consider. Thus, you also need to know how to convey that argument in a persuasive, convincing way.
Demonstrating critical thinking through writing is one of the tasks of a scholar. This webinar explores strategies for incorporating critical thinking in your writing, highlighting how to use sources to support your own ideas and create a thesis statement. In particular, you'll learn about four essential components: (1) thesis statements; (2) paraphrasing; (3) analysis; and (4) synthesis.
Throughout your course work you'll need to write discussion posts and papers. What if you could use a discussion post as the start of a paper, though? Using discussion posts as the basis for a paper is a great way to develop ideas and save time. Join us to learn more about how you can develop a great discussion post into a fantastic paper.
Language evolves, as does our understanding of inclusivity. In this webinar, we discuss an overview of APA 7's new bias-free language guidelines, including
Audience: All students
Become familiar with the writing process by visualizing it at various stages, from brainstorming to the final draft and reflection. Students will learn six steps of the writing process and tips for each step.
(Note that this webinar replaces the "Life Cycle of a Paper" webinar.)
Synthesizing, the act of integrating different sources to support your ideas, is essential to advancing your academic argument. Join this webinar to learn how to approach synthesis and thesis development in your draft, helping you to integrate both to improve your writing.
Walden students often have valuable practical experience that they bring to their education, but it can be difficult to know when that experience should be used in academic assignments. Watch this webinar to learn how your experience can influence your writing and the appropriate ways to incorporate it. This webinar will be most relevant for students early in their program for writing their coursework assignments.
Paragraphs are the building blocks of academic papers, and writing a strong paragraph can be harder than it seems. But don't worry! In this interactive webinar, we'll share a method--loved by students and faculty--for strengthening your paragraphs. In this webinar, we discuss the role of a paragraph in an academic paper, learn the MEAL Plan strategy for paragraph organization, and practice evaluating paragraph(s) using the MEAL Plan. After the presentation, pause the webinar and use our Paragraph Checklist to evaluate and revise a paragraph(s) of your own.
Note: This webinar replaces an earlier webinar titled, "Writing Effective Academic Paragraphs."