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Webinars: Strategies for Success


These webinars focus on foundational skills students need for writing successfully at Walden, including information about student services, introductions to academic writing, and introductions to writing at Walden.

Looking for additional ways to succeed in your program at Walden? Visit Walden's other support services: the Library's Strategies for Success archived webinars; the Career Service Center's archived webinars; and the Academic Skills Center's Skill Builder archived webinars.

The webinars in this category are appropriate for all Walden students.

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Welcome to the Writing Center

This webinar will orient you to the many resources available at your fingertips, including paper reviews, extensive website and videos , Quick Answers, live and recorded webinars, self-paced moduleschat, and social media. We'll specifically focus on which resources will be most helpful when you're short on time, have a few days to get help, or are looking to develop your writing skills long-term.

What Is Academic Writing?

Join us for a high-level overview of academic writing—what it is, where it's found, and why it's useful. Students in their first courses will find it useful to review the purpose of writing assignments and strategies for writing success. Learn how to make the most of your writing at Walden!

An Inside Look at Writing Center Paper Review Appointments

Are you interested in improving your writing skills and receiving individualized feedback on the writing you do in your coursework at Walden? The Writing Center’s paper review appointments are for you! Join the Writing Center for an inside look at our paper review appointments. Learn the process for scheduling an appointment, what to expect in your writing appointment, and how to make the most of your paper review. After this webinar you will more fully understand both the process and the benefits of paper review appointments, allowing you to easily make an appointment today!

Note: Paper review appointments are available for all undergraduate and master’s students and all preproposal doctoral students, including students writing a premise or prospectus. For more information, review our paper review policies.

Doctoral students writing their final study are not eligible for paper review appointments and we instead invite you to visit the Form and Style website and the Walden Capstone Writing Community!

Strategies for Demystifying Walden Assignment Prompts

It's difficult to fulfill all of the requirements of an assignment if you're not sure what the assignment prompt is asking you to do, right?

This webinar takes students through the three sections of Walden assignment prompts, presenting 7 strategies you can use for dissecting and demystifying the writing assignment requirements. We will also discuss what to do when you find an assignment prompt confusing and tips for what requirements are often required but left unsaid (like a thesis statement).

Plagiarism Prevention: The Three Components to Avoiding Plagiarism

Plagiarism can be an intimidating concept for many student writers. Everyone wants to avoid plagiarism, but it can be unclear what exactly plagiarism is and how to avoid it. Join the Writing Center for our three ways to avoid plagiarism in your writing. In this session you'll learn how to identify plagiarism, but then practical ways to avoid plagiarism in your own writing.

Academic Writing for Military Students

Audience: Veterans or students currently in the military

As a part of the military, you bring a lot of experience to your education. Watch this webinar to explore ways you can use this experience in your academic writing, as well as tips for transitioning from writing for the military to writing in academia. We will also discuss the appropriate APA format for referencing common military sources.

Remember to also connect with Walden's Military Services!

Center for Academic Excellence (CAE)

The Writing Center is a part of Walden's Center for Academic Excellence (CAE), which also includes the Academic Skills Center and the Library. Be sure to visit each of the other units within CAE to ensure your success at Walden!