Good writing skills are necessary for a successful online college experience, and Kellie Nappa is here to help! As the Student Writing Support Specialist for the Johnson & Wales University College of Online Education, Kellie knows just how to help students put their best foot forward when it comes to writing. Here are five ways that a writing specialist like Kellie can help you improve your technique:
1. Assignment Requirements
Making sure that you submit everything that was required from a professor can oftentimes be overwhelming. Luckily a writing specialist can help ease that feeling by going through the assignment requirements step by step. They can help to break down the assignment requirements to make sure that you check all of the boxes that your professor wants you to. A second pair of eyes is often a good idea when writing any paper, so having a writing specialist take a look to make sure that you are addressing all of the questions and/or sections required for an assignment is always a great idea!
2. Research Process
Research is imperative to the success of every paper. Whether it is a primary-source interview or using a database from the university, knowing where to find credible sources is crucial. Writing specialists can not only help you locate these sources but also help you decide how to incorporate the source to support the ideas in your paper. They can also guide you through library databases so that you know how to tap into the best and most relevant information.
The organization of your paper is significant to the flow and storytelling aspect of writing an A-plus paper. And sometimes you get stuck … but writing specialists are available help you collect your research and ideas into a unified, well-expressed assignment. Starting from the beginning, they can help you outline your argument and main points. Then they can work with you to create a clear and concise thesis statement that truly gets your interpretation across. They can help with the use of transition words to make sure that your paper progresses from one idea to the next with ease. And finally, writing specialists can help make sure that every part of your paper flows together.
4. Grammar and Mechanics
Grammar, punctuation, and other mechanics must be on point in order to receive the highest marks. Luckily, writing specialists are available to walk you through correct punctuation, bold word choice, and proper grammar. Additionally, writing specialists can coach you on being concise and can help revise the sentence structure of your paper to ensure the success of your assignment.
5. APA/MLA Formatting
The differences between APA and MLA format can be confusing and a lot to remember. But writing specialists are fully prepared to help students understand the different formats for direct quotations and paraphrases as well as page headers, page numbers, and title pages. Aside from understanding the differences between these formats, writing specialists can also help you understand when and how to use these formats.
To learn more about the Johnson & Wales University College of Online Education and how one of our degree programs can help further your career, complete the “Request Info” form on this page or call 855-JWU-1881 or email [email protected].