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Welcome to the Writing Center. With Martha King, Senior Dissertation Editor Amy Kubista, Writing Specialist Winter Session EdD Residency Dallas, January 2010. Agenda. What We Do Writing Center’s Role in Student Writing Specialist Services Editor Services Writing Courses Questions.

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Welcome to the writing center

Welcome to the Writing Center

With

Martha King, Senior Dissertation Editor

Amy Kubista, Writing Specialist

Winter Session EdD Residency

Dallas, January 2010


Agenda

Agenda

  • What We Do

  • Writing Center’s Role in Student Writing

  • Specialist Services

  • Editor Services

  • Writing Courses

  • Questions


Welcome to the writing center

What We Do

Writing Center Mission:

The Walden University Writing Center is dedicated to helping students become better writers. Recognizing the importance of the written word in effecting social change, we work to provide scholar-practitioners with the tools to transform themselves and society by becoming more effective communicators. We contribute to Walden’s thriving academic community by working one on one with students online and at the university’s academic residencies. We offer Walden students advice on organization, grammar, format, and APA style, and we answer students’ questions concerning the writing process and its outcomes so that they can best contribute to ongoing scholarly dialogues within each of the university’s schools and the broader academic community.


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Adhering to Walden’s Mission Statement

Writing Center Mission:

The Walden University Writing Center is dedicated to helping students become better writers. Recognizing the importance of the written word in effecting social change, we work to provide scholar-practitioners with the tools to transform themselves and society by becoming more effective communicators. We contribute to Walden’s thriving academic community by working one on one with students online and at the university’s academic residencies. We offer Walden students advice on organization, grammar, format, and APA style, and we answer students’ questions concerning the writing process and its outcomes so that they can best contribute to ongoing scholarly dialogues within each of the university’s schools and the broader academic community.


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Writing Services

The Writing Center

Writing courses

Informal Services

(Blog and Twitter)

Residencies

Website

Webinars

The WIRE

(paper feedback, audio feedback, customized link referral)

Use services through eCampus

Templates

Instructional Handouts

Videos

Sample Papers

Chat

Links

Discussion Board

PPT Presentations


Welcome to the writing center

http://writingcenter.waldenu.edu


One on one services

One-on-one Services

  • We are all master’s-level professionals

    • One head guy

    • Ten specialists

    • Seven dissertation editors

  • We are all individuals

    • Different theories

    • Different approaches


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Specialists

  • Goal: Writing skill development

  • Feedback on graduate-level course papers, KAMs, theses, the dissertation prospectus, and doctoral study drafts that occur before the 8090 course

  • Advice on APA, grammar/mechanics, clarity, word choice, academic voice, organization, and paragraph development


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Accessing Specialists

  • Paper reviews provided by reservation through the WIRE

    • Register

    • Make reservation

    • Upload paper for asynchronous review

  • Short questions answered via WIRE or [email protected]


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STEP 1

Create an Account


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Use your Walden email account

Fill out all fields in the form.


Step 2

STEP 2

Make a Reservation


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Enter the email address and password you used in the registration form

Select the appropriate schedule from the drop-down menu


Notification list

Notification List

  • Underneath each day’s schedule

  • Emailed notification of openings

  • Must sign into to the WIRE and secure the reservation

  • No limit to amount of days you’re on the notification list for


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You must complete each field in the form and click “Save Reservation” to successfully make a reservation


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STEP 3

Upload a Paper


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Fill out all fields of the form and then click “Send Paper.”


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OK, now what?

Specialist will e-mail paper back to you within 48 hours.


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Your paper will look something like this.


Policies

Policies

For full policies, go to:

http://writingcenter.waldenu.edu/285.htm

  • No-Shows

  • Plagiarism

    • Yes, we will say that you can’t cut and paste

    • But, we will work with you to learn how to do it right

  • Consultants v. Editors for Hire

    • Our job is to teach


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Editors

The Walden dissertation editors work with students during the drafting stage of their dissertation or doctoral study manuscript; we help guide them through the finer points of APA style, manuscript format, and organizing and presenting the material in a way that is clear, concise, and scholarly.

Unlike most universities, whether on line or land based, Walden offers editorial assistance to students as they are developing their dissertation drafts.


Editors

Editors

To make the most of our editorial services, students at the dissertation drafting stage should have command over the basic elements of academic writing, including an understanding of grammar and organization. It is the responsibility of the student to develop these writing skills prior to beginning the dissertation. Opportunities for improving writing skills are available to Walden students through the graduate writing courses. Other options for students in the initial stages of the drafting process include creating or joining a peer-review group, participating in online discussion board through eCampus, attending one of the webinars offered by the Writing Center, or hiring an editor.


Editors1

Editors

Because the editor policies, as described in the WIRE Student Guide, specify that we will review one chapter per reservation and one revision of that chapter, students are advised to submit a chapter draft that is as complete as possible. We encourage students working on very early drafts to consult with their committee chair to ensure that all content elements are in place before working with an editor. Once content is in place, editors can then work to help students refine the draft to improve cohesion and flow, voice and grammar, and APA style, and make sure the draft complies with formatting guidelines.


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Courses

  • Student Success courses may be taken by students enrolled in any graduate program. Courses are offered in quarter and semester formats.

  • These courses are designed to help students acquire knowledge and skills to supplement required degree program courses and to help students successfully complete their academic program.


Student success courses

Student Success Courses

http://catalog.waldenu.edu/content.php?catoid=1&navoid=265

  • Graduate Writing

  • Critical Thinking and Logic

  • A Practical Course in APA Style

  • Graduate Writing for Non-Native English Students

  • Communications and Teamwork in a Global Society

  • Writing a Literature Review

  • Skills for Academic Integrity


Questions

Questions?

  • Walden Writing Center advising room

  • Specialists: [email protected]

  • Editors: [email protected]

  • Webinar info: [email protected]

  • Website: http://writingcenter.waldenu.edu

  • Blog: www.waldenwritingcenter.blogspot.com

  • Twitter: www.twitter.com/WUWritingCenter


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