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Motivation: My theme for the Walden Writing Center Blog and life in general in 2021

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2021 Starting Line on Track
2020 was...a year. One way to illustrate the kind of year it was: I'm introducing myself and the yearly blog theme for 2021 in March. 

My name is Kacy Walz and I've been a Writing Instructor at Walden University since the end of 2016. I've written a few posts for the blog in the past and, this year, I'm excited to take the reigns. I'm also excited to share the theme of 2021's upcoming posts: motivation.

Chalkboard: "can't" crossed out, replaced with "can"
I'm going to be honest with you. I have ulterior motives (pun completely intended) for selecting this theme. I'm a doctoral candidate currently working on my dissertation. And I've been finding it harder and harder to motivate myself to sit down and write lately.

Something that never fails to inspire me is working with Walden students and witnessing the incredible things they do in their scholarship and day-to-day lives. I'm so grateful for that and I believe that tapping into my work at Walden will help get me to the proofreading stage of writing.

Scrabble letters spelling "Do Not Give Up"
Along with our amazing students Walden also has some excellent and inspirational staff members, and I'm so lucky to call them colleagues. I know their writing will help me develop and maintain the motivation I need to finish and I hope you'll also find motivation as we progress through this year and beyond.
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So what do you say, 2021? Let's do it. 

Kacy Walz
 is a writing instructor from St. Louis, MO. She is currently working on a PhD in Literature from the University of Missouri. Along with her work on the blog, Kacy also cohosts the Walden Writing Center podcast. She enjoys piña coladas and getting caught in the rain.Send me new posts by e-mail! button 
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March Live Webinars

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It seems like each month is somehow both flying by (is it really already March??) and also taking forever. But a new month also means a new webinar schedule! We'd love to see you at a live webinar, but if the times don't work for you, you can always check out the recording in our archive.

This month we are offering the following live webinars:

Date: Thursday March 18th
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. ET
Audience: Doctoral Students

In this webinar, participants will learn from Writing Center Form and Style editors about the use of APA in doctoral capstones: Expectations, common errors, and resources for understanding more complex APA rules.

APA Reference List Workshop Part 1: Top Overall Formatting Errors and How to Fix Them
Date: Tuesday March 30th
Time: 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. ET
Audience: All Students

In this workshop-style session, students will learn the purpose of an APA Style reference list, how to identify and fix common reference list formatting errors, and resources for further help.

Optional: To fully participate, students should bring a reference list of their own to work on. The list can be one for a current or past assignment, and it will not be shared.

Click on the webinar titles to register for the live sessions. Hope to see you there!

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