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Writing Center Toolbox

Classroom Tools

Text for Feedback or Announcements

On this page, you'll find student-facing language and tips you can copy/paste into your classroom announcements or feedback. For more student-facing tips and upcoming events, register for our weekly newsletter.

If you'd like to build your library of writing feedback for use with student papers, you may want to view our webinar on effective use of text expanders. We also have a series of documents to help with this task, as well as a brief crash course video that covers the basics.

Writing and APA Tips for Classroom Posting

Paper Review Information

The Walden Writing Center offers personalized reviews of student writing. To take advantage of this service, make an appointment via your MyWalden portal (under "Academics" then "Schedule an Appointment"). The Writing Center’s Paper Reviews: Introduction page includes information on the process for registering and making an appointment, along with explanations of what you should expect from these reviews.  


Are you interested in receiving guidance on your writing skills but not sure where to start? View one of their brief Welcome to the Writing Center videos. Note that there is one for undergraduate, master’s, or doctoral students as well as one specifically for multilingual students.


If you have any specific writing-related question(s) or questions about the paper review process, e-mail them to writingsupport@waldenu.edu. Writing Center staff will respond to all e-mails within 24 hours.

Online Writing Center Resources

 

Listen to the Writing Center’s podcast series for casual conversations about practical topics on the writing process. These episodes are brief and are a great way to get some writing tips in your ears while you wash dishes or perform other tasks away from your screen.


The Writing Center offers webinars on APA and scholarly writing topics throughout the term. Information about upcoming webinars and recordings of past sessions can be found on the Writing Center's Webinar Calendar.


Grammarly is an automated grammar and writing revision tool for academic writing. Like any software program, Grammarly is not perfect and will not edit your work for you; it is up to you to incorporate Grammarly's feedback and decide which suggestions are most appropriate. The accessing Grammarly page includes information for first-time users, and the Grammarly overview page includes additional instructions for using this tool. Be sure to register using your Walden email address to ensure access to our free institutional account.


Do you have questions for the Writing Center? You might find what you need in the Quick Answers feature, located on the Writing Center home page. Type your question and choose from the FAQs that pop up based on your query. If you can’t find what you need, feel free to reach out to the writing instructors at writingsupport@waldenu.edu.


The Writing Center offers instructional modules on grammar, APA, and plagiarism prevention. The modules are multimedia, self-paced tutorials that provide extra assistance to develop academic skills. To learn more, see the homepage for Writing Center modules.

Links to Specific Writing Topics

To learn more about APA citations, references, and editorial style, see the Writing Center's APA style overview page. All of these resources are geared toward Walden students and use APA 7 formatting guidelines.


Walden offers writing courses and workshops, which can be helpful if you could use some dedicated time to strengthen your writing skills.


The Writing Center provides APA-compliant templates for Walden papers, as well as a video on how to use them.


Walden course instructors and Writing Center staff might use writing terms with which you are unfamiliar. Consult our writing terms for a glossary of some of these term.


The Writing Center website has tutorials and information on a wide variety of writing topics, from APA and grammar to plagiarism and scholarly voice. If you can’t find the topic you need, use the Search feature at the top right of any page on the website for a listing of relevant resources.


Templates, a form and style checklist, and other information for the dissertation, doctoral study, or project study can be found by clicking your degree on the Writing Center's doctoral capstone form and style programs page.  


The undergraduate writing page includes writing guidance for undergraduate students, with topics listed in the left column.


The Writing Center has resources that best address the writing skill needs of multilingual students.


The prewriting process is just as important as the writing process itself. For help with skills, such as outlining or note-taking, see the Writing Center's prewriting resources page.