Weeks 144 to 149
Wow, what a month it has been. Sorry I have not had a chance to update this weekly as I have done in the past but I have been very busy with this course and honestly it is kicking my butt.
All I can say is that is a much different experience than the rest of the program, by a (very) long shot!
I am happy to say that I am working on Task 4 and awaiting edits and revisions for Task 3. The revision process is the hardest part. It is painfully long and I don’t know why. The Chairs have six days to respond to your work.
So if you submit a Task on Monday and say they don’t like the wording of one sentence, they have until Saturday to tell you so. Then you have to edit and resubmit and THEN they have six days to approve that edit!
I know, I know…
It looks like I will make it to Task 5 before the end of the term which means I will have to repeat 887. Not. huge deal but it will cost me about $5000. I pay out of pocket. Thankfully you are allowed to work ahead on Tasks in the course so even though 887 takes you through Task 7 they give you the option to go to at least Task 11.
If you are reading this and have no idea what I am talking about, you will soon understand when you get to this point, trust me. Then you will go back and say, ha! now I know exactly what Robert is talking about!
On a side note, I am happy to report that I am sitting in a hotel room in Seattle as I write this and I finally finished up with my dental procedure that started back in October.
If you are a rabid reader you will know that I started the process of getting two implants in my lower front teeth that I had awaited more than 25 years to do that was caused by a dog mushing injury.
Well… for the first time in five months I finally had a decent meal last night at the old school, but cool, 13 Coins. I craved a sandwich all this time and I had an excellent prime rib dip!
Also I had the chance to teach two college courses over the last couple of months. I am honored to teach dog mushing at the University of Alaska Anchorage and Alaska Pacific University and both classes were a roaring success!
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!
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