Critical Reading for Evaluation

This post is a continuation of Hillary's previous post: Critical Reading for Analysis and Comparison. Whereas analysis involves noticing, evaluation requires the reader to make a judgment about the text’s strengths and weaknesses. Many students are not confident in their ability to assess what they are reading. It is important to remember, though, that even … Continue reading Critical Reading for Evaluation

Critical Reading for Analysis and Comparison

Critical reading generally refers to reading in a scholarly context, with an eye toward identifying a text or author's viewpoints, arguments, evidence, potential biases, and conclusions. Critical reading means evaluating what you have read using your knowledge as a scholar. You may look at the quality of the writing, the quality of the research, and the persuasiveness … Continue reading Critical Reading for Analysis and Comparison

Doctoral Writing Assessment Exemption Policies

You have decided to start (or for some of you continue) your doctoral journey at Walden University. You may be new to the rigors of doctoral coursework while others may have already taken doctoral courses here at Walden or at another institution. So, you may be asking yourself what the Doctoral Writing Assessment is, and … Continue reading Doctoral Writing Assessment Exemption Policies

Building Your Confidence for Your Upcoming Math Course

No matter your area of study, you will most likely be required to complete at least one math course during your academic journey. Many times math courses can be intimidating for students because it is possible that years have passed since completing a previous math course. Here are four tips to overcome the preconceived challenges … Continue reading Building Your Confidence for Your Upcoming Math Course

Finding Balance by Saying “No”

If you struggle with finding a balance between your academic work and other obligations in your life, you aren’t alone. It can be difficult to find time for everything important to us. While completing my doctoral degree, people suggested I learn to “say no” when asked to take on additional roles or projects. But, I … Continue reading Finding Balance by Saying “No”