2011-2012 Walden University Student Handbook (June 2012) 
    Jul 22, 2019  
2011-2012 Walden University Student Handbook (June 2012) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Writing Center

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The Walden University Writing Center is dedicated to helping students become better writers by providing exemplary writing instruction, feedback, and resources for students and faculty, with the goal of increasing student retention and improving the quality of Walden research.

The Writing Center offers courses, tutoring, tutorials, handouts, residency presentations, editorial assistance, sample papers, and links to some of the best writing resources available on the web.

The center offers a staff of dissertation editors and writing consultants to help students better understand the academic writing process and offer constructive and positive feedback to improve student writing. University faculty members also have access to the Writing Center’s resources, to help their students achieve progress as writers and researchers.

Undergraduate Tutoring

Walden University offers free tutoring for undergraduate students to refresh their skills or to get support in a new subject area. Walden provides undergraduate students with professional, trained consultants who are familiar with student assignments.

Other academic resources include

  • Live, online tutoring in such areas as math, science, accounting, and statistics
  • An online writing lab that offers detailed critiques to help strengthen writing skills

Student Success Courses

The Center for Student Success offers several non-degree courses designed to improve Walden University students’ knowledge and skills in critical thinking, reading, writing, crafting a literature review, preparing for academic and professional examinations, and effective assignment strategies. These courses were designed to help students successfully complete their academic program.

Credit is granted for successful completion of each student success course but does not apply toward degree program requirements. All classes are pass/fail.

Courses include

  • Skills for Academic Integrity
  • A Practical Course in APA Style
  • Advanced Reading Strategies
  • Critical Thinking and Logic
  • Communications and Teamwork in a Global Society
  • Graduate Writing for Non-Native English Speakers
  • Graduate Writing: Evaluative and Persuasive Composition Skills
  • Succeeding on Professional and Academic Exams
  • Effective Assignment Strategies
  • Writing a Literature Review

Most courses are available to master’s and doctoral students in both quarter-based and semester-based programs. Students enrolled in bachelor’s programs may take A Practical Course in APA Style and Skills for Academic Integrity. Course length varies depending on the program and specific course. Descriptions of all Student Success courses appear in the Walden University Catalog