Writing Center Toolbox
Starting January 1, 2021, all manuscripts must be in APA 7. Be sure to have your students use the APA 7 template for your program and follow the Form and Style APA 7 Checklist in all their doctoral capstone documents. To learn the Walden doctoral capstone variances to APA, see this Letter From an Editor on APA 7.
The video above is a brief overview of Writing Center resources for doctoral students, from coursework through dissertation/doctoral capstone.
During proposal writing
Nearing submission to URR
*Note that templates will be updated as requirements or links change. To avoid circulating outdated materials, please share the link to the page where the document is housed rather than sharing the document itself.
Form and Style Q&A: This document contains faculty questions about capstones that emerged during some 2013 committee training sessions, answered by our dissertation editing team.
Strategies for Developmental Writing Instruction at the Capstone Level (Writing Center): Junto presentation by Dr. Sarah Prince on creating effective feedback using tools from online tutoring expert Beth Hewett.
Visits to Faculty Meetings: Do your colleagues meet regularly via Skype or other conferencing technology? Members of the Writing Center are available to join you for a Q&A or to discuss writing topics relevant to your group. Contact Amber Cook to arrange a visit.
See our faculty webinar archive for related topics, such as APA and writing feedback practices, and our capstone series listed below. Faculty might also want to view the series of student-facing webinars available for capstone writers.