Author Archives: Stone Shiflet

Smarthinking tutoring service

September 11, 2009

Smarthinking is Capella’s tutoring service that helps learners guide their own growth with academic writing. To help learners utilize this service, at Track 1 colloquia, writing program faculty are now working directly with learners to help them get their Smarthinking … Continue reading

Spending time with writing tools opens new doors for using Smarthinking

July 10, 2009

All Capella learners who are registered for one or more courses are provided free access to Smarthinking. To being using these services, learners can visit, click on the first link under ‘Resources’ on that page (titled ‘tutoring’), and follow … Continue reading

Writing Services for Capella Writers

June 12, 2009

Smarthinking offers a variety of services for Capella writers. Historically, Capella’s primary relationship with Smarthinking has involved tutoring on writing. Writers can send in a piece of writing and ask for feedback on that writing from a Smarthinking tutor by … Continue reading

Demystifying writing

March 13, 2009

Capella’s writing center offers many tools to help writers in all stages of the process, from generating ideas to polishing small details in a final draft. As all Schools at Capella write in APA format, the Writing Center has resources … Continue reading

Writing Feedback Tool makes finding Writing Center resources easier

February 20, 2009

Once writers have explored Capella’s Personal Writing Assessment (PWA) by visiting — the third link under ‘resources’ on the Writing Center home page, encourage them to visit the second link–Writing Feedback Tool (WFT). This tool is being piloted by … Continue reading