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Lauri Barnes: Hi, everyone, and welcome. I'm Lauri Barnes, and I'm a writing instructor in the Writing Center. We're so glad you're here. I know you're all very busy, and we want to thank you for taking time to join us, whether you're here with us live or watching the recording. We're really looking forward to today's webinar, so let's take a look at the next slide before we begin.

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So on our next slide, which is our housekeeping slide, I wanted us to go through just a few housekeeping notes. First, we are recording this webinar, so you're welcome to access it later via our webinar archive. We record all of our webinars at the Writing Center, so you're welcome to look through that archive for other recordings that might interest you as well. If you're participating from a desktop, those slides are available for download from the chat box.

If you're on a mobile device and want to access the slides later, we'll send them by email, and you have them available in the webinar archive after the webinar. We also have opportunities to participate in the chat box throughout the webinar. You can use the reactions in your Zoom toolbar to let us know if you want us to slow down, speed up if you want to give us a thumbs up, etc. And if you have any technical issues, we recommend using the Chrome browser, if possible, because it really does work best on this platform.

There's also great support available at the support that Lastly, we'll share a feedback survey with you at the end of the webinar and by email. We really appreciate you taking a few minutes to share your anonymous feedback with us.

On the next slide, I wanted to give you a little information about who we are and who our presenter is today. Our presenter today is Veronica Oliver, who is a writing instructor and who also coordinates are additional writing support program Veronica is there anything you want to add?

Veronica Oliver: No thanks, Lauri; I'm just glad everybody was able to make it today, and I hope that we're able to answer any of your writing questions or Writing Center questions, I should say.

Lauri Barnes: Thanks, Veronica. So our facilitators today are me. I'm Lauri Barnes, and I'm speaking to you today from sunny Florida, and we also have she'll, who is the resource manager, a student in the faculty. Webinars and she also handles our module support. Is there anything you want to add?

Anne Shiell: Just a welcome to everyone. We're so glad that you're here.

Lauri Barnes: So Anne and I will be watching the chat box throughout the webinar, and we'll be here, ready to answer your questions, and with that, I will hand things over to our brilliant presenter Veronica.

Veronica Oliver: Thanks, Lauri. So today, what we're going to cover is who you are and who we are, as in the writing center, so how we can help students. How can you best use our services in the Writing Center such as the appropriate service for the appropriate time, will highlight since resources, and then we'll also have time for some Q and A. Feel free to introduce yourself in the chat box like right now for where you're from or where what program you're in you could free up sorry feel free to do that now and throughout the webinar also if you have a question, you can also put in a chat.

Okay, so who we are? We're professional and friendly teachers, and writers were writing instructors who work with us. All students at the undergraduate, master's and doctoral, and certificate stages of their program work with students on coursework pre-proposals and paper review appointments, or, I'm sorry, through paper review appointments.

We help in a variety of different ways, with writing skills and APA, so as you can see here, anything from organization with writing skills to grammar.

Being a student writer, here are some tips and tricks; if you have writing anxiety, we can provide you some tips for that as well as APA style.

How can you collaborate with the Writing Center? Well, it depends on the type of assignment, the assignment deadline, your time, and your learning preferences.

So say you have a paper to do tonight, so you're looking basically for pretty much for immediate help. We can always explore the websites on our website; you can find everything from grammar modules to APA webinars, any type of writing, or APA subject in several different types of formats, so we have, you know, web pages with modeling of different types of APA and writing. Different types of writing an APA, and we also have modules and webinars, so there's a little bit of something for everyone, depending on your time, as well as you're learning preference.

You can also use Grammarly Grammarly, a checker. It's sort of like word spell check.

I do want to say that Grammarly is not perfect; as a software program, it can make mistakes, so you want to use it at your own discretion, but you can use Grammar Lee's premium program for free with your Walden new email address.

So say you have a couple of days before you need an answer, so you need help within 24 hours, but it's not as immediate as you need help right away.

One thing you can do is email us so writing instructors watch our [email protected] email box for students who write in, and ask us about general writing APA, grammar, and other questions. We'll get back to you within 24 hours, and usually, what we like to do is, we like to sometimes model for students. Provide them a link to a resource that we have that would be helpful, such as something on APA or grammar. Or, you know, another writing aspect, depending on what the students are looking for.

So say you want to develop your writing skills. You don't need an answer for a week or more you're looking for more long-term support. What we do have for students is our pay-per-view appointment service. This is basically our kind of premier service. What we do as writing instructors is provide feedback to students to help them develop their writing skills long term. Our feedback includes many lessons; sometimes, we'll do many lessons where we model a certain APA or writing aspect. We provide links to our resources so students can continue to build their skills in a specific APA or writing. aspect, and we help students build and take ownership of the revision process. So steps to reserving a paper review appointment, you can make an appointment through the wall of your Walden portal, and basically, what we do is we use my pass as our scheduling system for paper views, and there you'll be able to see how many, who's available for a paper-view appointment, and just to know, our paper review appointments do fill up quickly, so it is better to plan ahead if possible. And then, you can complete the form, and you can provide your writing instructor details; for instance, is there a type of way in which you like to receive writing feedback, do you like, highlighting? Is there a type of modeling? That's more helpful for you. Are you more of an auditory learner? You know, would you like your writing instructor to link you?

For a webinar, for instance, to help you further develop a certain skill and APA writing, you do need to attach your paper by 5am Eastern time the day of the appointment or immediately after you make an appointment if it's the same day appointment. And then, you can relax, and your writing instructor will notify you by email when your paper of us complete, and that'll be either the day of the review or the day after. So do you have any questions right now about our paper on your appointments? If you do, you can type it in the chat.

Lauri Barnes: Veronica, we did have a question at the proposal stage. Whether students can use our writing services, and I responded with the editor's email that the foreman style editors provide support at the proposal stage, but perhaps you wanted to answer a little bit more about that.

Veronica Oliver: Sure, so we don't in the Writing Center provide students with feedback at the proposal stage, We're not trained to do so, but you can contact the editors right now. They're there. The email address I'm going to put in the chat is this right now, so right now, their email address is [email protected]. You can also look up information on foreman style reviews on our website, and there you'll be able to find different information on what type of services are available for you, services, and resources available for you when you're at that stage of your program. 

Tiffany, did you have a question? Okay, great, it's been answered. I'm glad. 

Okay, well, we're gonna have some time at the end for further questions, so I'm going to move on, but if you do have a question feel free to put it in the chat, and I will respond to it towards the end of the presentation. So, as I mentioned before, we have different types of resources. And these are great to think about in terms of what you're learning preferences, so you can attend live webinars. We also have archived webinars on several different APA and writing topics. These webinars. Last a lot of them last for an hour. You don't have to sit down and watch the webinar and one-like session; you can always come back to it. 

If you don't have time to watch the whole webinar, but those are great if you have if you do have the time and you're more of an auditory learner. We have self-paced modules. A module is basically our interactive self-paced tutorials on a variety of topics. We have the APA citation and reference modules, plagiarism prevention modules, grammar, scholarly writing, and paragraph development. For each module, you'll be able to take pre module quiz, letting you know where you're at in terms of skill development at that point, and then through taking the module, you'll be able to practice and test your knowledge of certain APA and writing skills. And the modules to you don't have to do them in one sitting; you can always come back to the modules. And the modules how long they will take will depend on your familiarity and comfortable and how comfortable you are with a certain topic. 

We have podcasts that you can listen to, so our podcasts are writing structures basically talking about scholarly writing APA style and Walden resources; these are 10-minute short episodes that are great too. Take in pretty much anytime you have availability to listen to a 10-minute podcast. You can access them through our website and your mobile device. 

You can also subscribe to our newsletter. Our newsletter will let you know what's coming up, such as you know what are some webinars coming up some live webinars. And other information that might be helpful for you, and they're quick and digestible, so it just gives you sort of like a very, very succinct update on what's going on in the writing Center right now. 

We have resources that are specific for multilingual writers; we do have a multilingual students page. We have webinars such as mastering the mechanic's grammar modules and other types of support that are specifically geared towards students who are multilingual writers. 

And if you're wondering where to start, we do suggest making a paper review appointment, as I noted before. The paper view appointments are our premier sort of service, and what they do is our job as writing instructors is to help students develop their APA and writing skills over time. As well as develop their ability to recognize writing and APA issues that they might have in their paper and revise those issues. 

Thank you for attending today. And don't hesitate to email us at writing support at Walden if you have any lingering questions, and we're hoping that we will see you in the Writing Center through our paper view service. 

Thank you, everyone.

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