• What advice would you now give to someone writing his/her first scientific paper?
Research. Do a lot of it. Work on your thesis and make sure that you follow the correct APA format. I went throught quite a few classes beore a teacher thaught me what the correct format was. Of course it was my job to find out for myself too, but no one told me I was wrong.
• What areas do you feel you strengthened in the past 10 weeks?
I feel I am doing better with the APA format. Definitely learn the paramedic method of editing. It doesn't always fit, but is always useful to try.
• What areas do you feel still need improvement in regards to writing?
I always feel there is room for improvement in my writing, no matter how good it may seem. I am always open for advice on improvement.
• Any final thoughts or statements to make before we wrap up?
I tried many new things, such as using the KU library and and paramedic method of editing. I felt a little pushed to try new thing in which I usually don't agree with at all, but it all turned out to be helpful and non-regretful.
• Last, this was fun – bet you did not think it would be! Thanks for all of your hard work!
Yes it was. This class was surprisingly enojoyable. The class and teacher were both great and for once, I felt really relax and not overwhelmed with too much homework and not enough time for my family. I was really starting to miss them while in my past few classes. It was very reasonable.
Thursday, September 30, 2010
Professor, you were awesome, but I still have to say 'Yay,' to the last week of class. I hope the week off just doesn't go by so fast. I have learned a lot in your class. I am not the worst writer in the world. Everyone else has flaws just like I do. As far as the paramedic method of editing; I believe you taught almost all of the class something we had never heard of. I did find it useful. The peers in this class were so easy going and always full of good words, advice, laughter, and cheer. This is definitely one of the best classes I have been in. This is coming from a person who could care less to be in any classes. I'm not the 'suck up,' that pretends to like every class, hoping to get a better grade by earning brownie points. I'm glad I am not a teacher. I would have to set those ones straight from the beginning. That would annoy me so much. So...I am glad I could be part of this class and participate in the seminars with everyone. We had many laughs and great discussions. They were all insightful in one way or the other. It was very open, and we were still able to get our work done. I really believe students actually make better grades, when the class is more open. It gives them more confidence and the 'I can,' attitude. The students are more likely to get their homework done when they are able to enjoy the class rather than dread every part of it. I hope your next class of students enjoy you and each other as much as this class was able to.
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
I like the paramedic method of editing. I think I finally got the APA format right. None of my other teachers ever took the time to tell me I was doing it wrong or how to find the correct format. I enjoyed the peers in this class. Everone was very kind and many were very entertaining. I hope I have other classes that I can enjoy like this one. The teacher was great as well. Thank you Professor for all of your help. Thanks to everone for your advice and helpful opinions on my paper. I hope my final will turn out great, thanks to everyone. I hope you all have a great week off at the end of this class and enjoy what little bit of good weather that some of us have left.
I have not had any trouble in this class until of course the last few weeks. Go figure. And the problem isn't with the class of course. I have computer, internet, and phone through a company called Insight. My computer has not worked for a week and a half now due to some sort of technical difficulties they are having. One day the phone works, the next day it doesn't. The same with the TV. Since the computer finally started working now, I wonder if the TV or phone are. They really need to get their crap together. Now I have to do all of my work in one day and the last day possible at that. Wish me luck, please.
Friday, September 17, 2010
Everyone in Bedford, KY seems to be sick. I am hoping it will all end soon, before the sickness tries to come my way. As far as the blog posts go: I have had a few responses on some, and none on others. I enjoy reading any responses that I get, but do not get upset if noone responds. However, no I do not plan on continuing to blog after this course. I have enjoyed doing it for this class though. It has been a simple and easy way to earn some points for a grade. It was nice to finally have a break in a class.
Thursday, September 9, 2010
Hello everyone. How are you. I am okay. I am also really busy. I have to help my sister move. I have to help my cousin out because his house burned down. I have to go three or so hours away to get a house worth of stuff out of storage. My other sister just told me she is moving too, so I guess she needs help also. Have to help plan a yard sell for the annual Apple Festival. Ex-inlaws are coming in to see my daughter, so I have to get her ready to stay with them for a few days. And, I also have tons of homework in my other class. This one isn't so bad. And now that I have this assignment finished, I have to get moving on to another task. Have a great week everyone and good luck with your papers.
Thursday, September 2, 2010
I am only blogging because it's our assignment. I am so aggrivated, I would just rather say nothing and set in silence for a few days. This week has been horrible. So many things have gone wrong in the past few months, but I just kept holding my head up and, 'kept on keeping on.' I just don't know how much more I can handle though. I'm tired of always having to be the strong one and hold everything together in order to keep everyone and everyday together. Can I please pass this responsibility off to someone else for one day, and let me be the weak one? I'm in seriouse need of a break. I know it has been a good 14 years since I've just been away from it all. I feel like just running...Forest Gump stlye. Although exhausted, he must have had real peace when he wasn't being followed.
Thursday, August 26, 2010
Hello everyone. Been a strange week. I only worked one day. It feels weird to finally be able to be at home and get things done. The children love me being home though. I do get more time to do homework, and am not so restless when I do it. I had a great day with my sisters yesterday. Even though my father is gone we still decided to have a get together for his birthday. He was the greatest Dad, grandfather, uncle, friend, ever. I always have someone telling me how much they love and miss him, or that he was the best friend they ever had, he was their favorite uncle, or something. He was a true believer that every child is a pure blessing from God no matter how sweet or mean they were. They were all nothing but precious to him. We had to hide just to punish our children. lol. I got so caught up in getting to be with my sisters yesterday and talking about Dad, that I completely forgot to go to my class seminar. I realized it about 15 min before the seminar was over. I don't like missing a seminar. I hope I didn't miss anything that was important, but I guess it was all for the good of seeing family and remembering Dad. I would be more than happy to let someone do my Option 2 seminar for me though. lol.
Saturday, August 21, 2010
I apologize for all of my misspelling in my post. Like I said, lack of sleep and time is making me almost completely malfunctional. I apologize to me daughter everyday for living in the same house and not getting to see her. She is becoming so sensitive because of this and I hate seeing her this way.
This week has officially made me crazy I think. Every single time I have set down to do homework something has come up and I have had to quit. So now hear I am on a flipoping Saturday and have to do all weeks work in 2 days because I do not have time to do it on the days I work. It is so frustrating trying to better yourself for you and your childs sake. I don't have time to go to school full time, but can't go part time because financial aid won't cover part time, but I have to work full time and then some, so I don't know what to do. I don't know how to keep up on school full time while working full time, because I do have to pay bills, and the schooling, but neither will give any room to help out. Going on two and three hours of sleep and expected to make good grades and get in all work on time, and do me job, and if I'm caught sleepy on the job it is write up. I need the military to turn me into freaking super woman or something. They need to make me not able to need sleep. I'm starting to act like an angry, restless two year old, but I can't take a just nap and get over it. I'm not allowed to sleep because I have to work, school, work, school, work, school, and am so malfunctional at both do to LACK OF SLEEP!!! Two and three hours don't get it.
Saturday, August 14, 2010
Got both children enrolled in school (mine and boyfriends). The children loved the first week. I was really worried about Dalton, being that he had not been to the school before. Cameron, on the other hand, thinks she owns the place. I knew I didn't need to worry about her feeling okay on the first day. They both came home so excited. That helped a lot with my worries. But now my boyfriends ex came to get Dalton for her visitation and we are really worried that she may not return him to school. We never want to deny him of his mother but are always concerned when he stays with her, because we can't ever seem to find him. She gets rid of him within an hour of receiving him almost every time. We never know where he is or who he is with. There is a court case Thursday for potential full custody. Hopefully all goes well for us.
Saturday, August 7, 2010
I have worked so much overtime this week, had hardly no time for school work, and now have all of the family mad at me cause I only have two days to do homeworks for two classes. They are mad cause they don't get that I have a school schedule just like an oncampus class. Apparently I don't spend enough time with the family. They said maybe I should only go part-time or take a term off, but I can seem to get them to understand that I would not be able to get financial aid if I did. I have to just do what I can with school in the very little time I have and hope it is good enough. That is ALL I can do, that I can think of. I have to work, and I have to finish school, and I have to take care of the children with no help, and I have no time and no help. My family seems so selfish and stubborn. They seem as if they don't understand, but it is just that they want things their way, no matter what the situation. Why can't I win the lottery?! Guess it would help if I could even afford to play.