Writing at the doctoral level at first appeared to be confusing and intimidating. It was difficult to determine exactly what my scholarly voice and style should be. Painful is an under -statement, when I speak of how to transition to graduate-level writing. But, with the help of VCU professors and an intensive study of the elements of writing for a scholarly audience: I am gaining confidence. I had to identify changes needed in my writing and in my confidence; and how to apply what I learned consistently.
The doctoral writing classes have also provided an outstanding venue for helping students gain an understanding of the program direction and elements of CAPSTONE writing.