Week 100 of approximately 186 are in the books in my doctorate program.
It is hard to believe that I am halfway through the course already for BMAL 770 Ethics and Leadership. I am getting docked points because of APA issues that have never been a problem in the past. Just know that every instructor grades and interprets APA a little differently and it is important that you show changes in your writing from week to week even if it is only small.
The first paper of the course was due this week and it was a case study on an ethical issue in the Johnson (2018) text. I choose the sweat lodge incident in 2009 where two people died at the hands of a self-proclaimed guru.
It made for some interesting research and a fun paper to write. You can read it here later this week. I learned a very valuable mistake a couple of courses back if I post the pdf of the paper here before it is graded by the professor it will trigger a 100% TurnItIn score! Be careful if you post your work online as I do.
Oh, if you are on Twitter, I highly encourage you to follow the hashtags, #AcademicChatter and #AcademicTwitter both are great threads with advice, motivation, and a very supportive community and if you wouldn’t mind, give me a follow at @robertforto and send me a tweet letting me know you found my blog helpful!
Also, my wife Michele is getting deep into her Master’s program as well and getting close to the finish line! Please do me a favor and follow her over on LinkedIn.