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Writing a Paper: Overview

Writing a Paper

The Walden Writing Center staff is dedicated to ensuring your transition to a writing intensive program is a smooth one. In the pages listed on the left you will find all the information you need to master the craft of scholarly writing.

If you are new to scholarly writing, it may be helpful to remember that writing is a process, not an event. Some common steps in the life cycle of a writing project are outlined below. Click each step to access information and resources on that topic, or navigate through our interactive "Life Cycle of a Paper" project at the bottom of the page.

Good luck with your scholarly writing, and remember that the Writing Center is always available by e-mail if you have any questions!

Writing Process

Click on each step to find out more about each part of the writing process.

Reading
Critically
Reflecting   Organizing
↑   
Writing the
Final Draft
  Writing the
Rough Draft
Revising

Crash Course in Scholarly Writing Video Playlist

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.

 

Writing Process

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.