Walden students, including those working on their dissertation and doctoral study proposals, can make appointments for one-on-one reviews with the Writing Center's staff. Choose the "Tutors" option in the Walden scheduling system for a one-on-one review. Simply make an appointment, upload your document including instructions on what you would like us to focus on, and expect to receive thoughtful, individualized feedback embedded in the draft within 2 days.
We will offer feedback and resources on APA style adherence, basic formatting, cohesion and flow, and voice and grammar. For proposal, dissertation, thesis, or doctoral study questions, contact email@example.com.
Working with Us
For one-on-one reviews, we can review one document per appointment; we will spend approximately 30 minutes per submission and therefore, we rarely can read through an entire draft (although the majority of our comments will be applicable to the remainder of the draft). Your are eligible for an unlimited number of reviews so long as you are adhering to the best use policies in the following section. For doctoral students, although only the proposal chapters or sections are reviewed in one-on-one appointments, you may send questions about the final chapters or section to firstname.lastname@example.org, and expect a response within 24 hours. You may also want to attend a webinar offered on writing the results and conclusion chapters or sections, or watch an archived version of those webinars.
To make the most of each of each appointment, you must be able to apply our feedback from one draft to the next. Our goal is not to fix your papers but to help you develop your skills. If students are not applying feedback from one review to the next, no matter what we've reviewed (i.e., different papers or the same section of a paper), we reserve the right to return the paper without a review. Please also submit papers free from any comments from an instructor or chair. Please incorporate past comments and feedback on a draft (whether from an instructor or from the Writing Center) before submission.
We may also request students choose another staff member to work with to ensure that they are receiving feedback that best suits their learning style.
Questions can be directed to email@example.com. More direct questions about APA style in the results and conclusion chapters/sections (e.g., tables and figures or formatting participant interviews) should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are interested in assistance beyond the scope of the Writing Center, here are some tips for hiring an outside editor.
Sample Paper Review
Click here to view a sample paper review.
- Upload your paper when you make your appointment; papers must be uploaded by 5 a.m. EST the day of your appointment
- Please upload MS Word (or Word-compatible) documents; your review may be delayed if you upload a nonstandard file format.
- Writing Center services are not live; you will receive feedback via email within 2 days of your appointment
- The Tutor schedule opens 14 days in advance on a rolling basis