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Academic Excellence at Walden University

Walden University provides articles, checklists and videos to support the development of scholarly writing.  This website and checklist focuses on the APA format.  For more information, click on the link below to go to their website.

http://academicguides.waldenu.edu/writingcenter/home

APA Style at Walden University

What is APA Style? 

As described on the Walden University website, "APA guidelines assist readers in recognizing a writer's ideas and information rather than having to adjust to inconsistent formatting."  This section on the Walden University website discusses APA Style and includes the following rules:

  • Crediting Sources

  • Document Formatting

  • Writing Style and Organization

Use the material designed by the Walden University Writing Center as a guide for your writing assignments.  Click on the link below to access their APA materials.

http://academicguides.waldenu.edu/writingcenter/apa

Why APA Style?

The APA rules provide guidelines and sets standards to do the following:

  • Improve Clarity

  • Avoid Distracting the Reader

  • Indicate Sources for Evidence

  • Provide Uniform Formatting

Webinar Recordings on APA Citations and Style: 

Click on the link below to access the Walden University page of webinars and transcripts.
http://academicguides.waldenu.edu/writingcenter/webinars/apa

Test your knowledge:

Test your knowledge of some common APA issues.  Take the Walden University APA Common Errors Quiz to see how you rate.  Click on the link below for the quiz.
http://academicguides.waldenu.edu/ld.php?content_id=11071157

Form and Style Review Checklist:

Use the Form and Style Review Checklist to review and revise your writing.

Scholarly Voice at Walden University

A section on the Walden University website identified as Scholarly Voice can be used as a guide to support your academic writing.

Click on the link below for information on Scholarly Voice:  Writing Concisely.

http://academicguides.waldenu.edu/writingcenter/scholarlyvoice/writingconcisely

Click on the link below for information on Scholarly Voice:  Precision, Clarity and Academic Expression.

http://academicguides.waldenu.edu/writingcenter/scholarlyvoice/clarity

Click on the link below for information on Scholarly Voice:  Point of View.

http://academicguides.waldenu.edu/writingcenter/scholarlyvoice/pointofview

Click on the link below for information on Scholarly Voice:  Objectivity.

http://academicguides.waldenu.edu/writingcenter/scholarlyvoice/objectivity

Additional Webinars and Recordings at Walden University

Walden University has a library of archived webinars and recordings to assist students with their writing.  Some of the webinars have a downloadable transcript.  Please note, you will need an updated version of Adobe Flash Player to view these webinars.

Click Here for the Webinar Recordings Archive

 

For more information on each topic, click on the selected webinar below.

What is Academic Writing:

https://waldencss.adobeconnect.com/p6j2cajhyvi/?launcher=false&fcsContent=true&pbMode=normal

Adding Analysis and Synthesis to your Writing:

https://waldencss.adobeconnect.com/p5btkkeffks/?launcher=false&fcsContent=true&pbMode=normal

Writing Strong Thesis Statements:

https://waldencss.adobeconnect.com/p86yy9ng4zc/?launcher=false&fcsContent=true&pbMode=normal

Building and Organizing Academic Arguments:

https://waldencss.adobeconnect.com/p5shaxx1wge/?launcher=false&fcsContent=true&pbMode=normal

Synthesis and Thesis Development:

https://waldencss.adobeconnect.com/p5sha1yg7vv/?launcher=false&fcsContent=true&pbMode=normal

Writing Effective Academic Paragraphs:

https://waldencss.adobeconnect.com/p6cbvgpjibk/?launcher=false&fcsContent=true&pbMode=normal

Transitioning from Coursework to Doctoral Capstone Writing:

https://waldencss.adobeconnect.com/p3wf5ptgqmo/?launcher=false&fcsContent=true&pbMode=normal

Reviewing the Literature and Incorporating Previous Research:

https://waldencss.adobeconnect.com/p5yi7enfbvz/?launcher=false&fcsContent=true&pbMode=normal

Presenting Data and Describing Analysis:

https://waldencss.adobeconnect.com/p4tqlnzap07/?launcher=false&fcsContent=true&pbMode=normal

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