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    Walden University
  Feb 18, 2018
2017-2018 Catalog (September 2017)
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CAEX 8025 - Doctoral Writing Workshop: Revising and Editing the Introduction

(0 sem. cr.) Doctoral students who are committed to an area of research for their dissertation, project study, or doctoral study but unclear as to how to introduce and articulate its importance to a scholarly audience should take this small-group workshop. With the help of the writing faculty member, workshop participants will spend 6 weeks advancing the draft of the introduction through tailored one-on-one writing instruction and supportive group work with the students’ peers. Students will get to know the required components of the introduction and have the opportunity to learn how to describe their study, its purpose, and its intentions, as well as address common writing issues associated with the introduction, such as writing a strong problem statement, articulating the gap in the literature or practice, applying correct usage of APA and source citations, and overcoming writer’s block. Importantly, the instruction and feedback that students receive will be anchored in their own work. The goal of this workshop is to help students make progress toward the completion of the introduction. As needed, the writing faculty member will help create a tailored plan based on students’ specific needs to ensure that they can continue to advance their draft.

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