Ed.D. Writing Resources


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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.


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.


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.

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.

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.


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


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


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


Adding Analysis and Synthesis to your Writing:


Writing Strong Thesis Statements:


Building and Organizing Academic Arguments:


Synthesis and Thesis Development:


Writing Effective Academic Paragraphs:


Transitioning from Coursework to Doctoral Capstone Writing:


Reviewing the Literature and Incorporating Previous Research:


Presenting Data and Describing Analysis: