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Learning and Growing from Instructor Feedback

At Walden, you receive ongoing feedback from your instructor on your discussion and assignment submissions. How do you usually respond to feedback in professional or academic situations? Typical responses from those who are uncomfortable with feedback include avoiding it altogether, getting defensive, and feeling embarrassed and/or emotional. The problem with these reactions is that they get in the … Continue reading Learning and Growing from Instructor Feedback

Post-Doctoral Writing Assessment Pep Talk

As manager of the Graduate Writing courses in the Center for Academic Excellence, I often hear students’ reactions about being placed in these courses after the Doctoral Writing Assessment (DRWA). The reactions span from anger to disappointment to fear. (click title or photo above to continue reading)