Monday Morning Memes

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Ever have one of those days, weeks, or even months? Hell, try 2 years. I think I know what I am doing, but I’m not quite sure. Anyway, for the next few weeks I am working on revising my premise and piecing together something for a workable Prospectus. If I can get it together, I’ll upload it piece by piece. Here’s hoping. Naturally, when I begin my Dissertation would be of course to have everything ripped apart and forced to answer questions I will not have any answer to. Have a great week.

Felicia Laster-Curro; M.A. Ed.

“Only the educated are free.” – Epictetus

 

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Friday Morning Musing

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Nothing heavy for today, just to say have a safe and happy Friday the 13th!

Felicia Laster-Curro; M.A. Ed.

“Only the educated are free.” – Epictetus

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Course Updates: The Perfect Reading Strategy

This week we were tasked with finding the best reading strategy which we felt helped up. I selected an oldie but goodie the trusty KWL. While it’s basic, it really does the job done and helps me get focused and ready to work.  Anyway, do enjoy.  Oh and happy 4th.

Felicia Laster-Curro; M.A. Ed.

“Only the educated are free.” – Epictetus

Week 4 Discussion

           The reading strategy I selected was KWL. It may seem a little basic, but I felt this technique was useful for me to connect and process my reading. KWL charts will help me to become a more critical and active thinker while reading and absorbing technical articles. The use of a KWL will provide me with a template to have me reflect on what I learned after reading the article. KWL’s will help to ensure that I understand the content I just read. For me, the use of a KWL chart will allow me to activate background knowledge on my chosen research topic and provides an opportunity for me to set my learning and reading objectives for overall understanding.

Moving forward in my program, I will continue to use the KWL method. Using the KWL approach, I can begin brainstorming about the source by viewing the abstract and learning what prior knowledge I have on the subject and the authors.   This approach will provide me with opportunities to want to learn more about the subject and will motivate me to further dive into the readings and perhaps learn more about the references the author used for their studies. The use of the KWL chart will also allow me to learn more about my research topic and will perhaps assist me in refining my research questions.

 

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Monday Morning Memes

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The life of a Ph.D. student it kind of like the above; hands on hips, 1,000-yard stare and wondering what to do next.  Well, it’s reading the papers I guess!  Have a great week.

Felicia Laster-Curro; M.A. Ed.

“Only the educated are free.” – Epictetus

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Friday Morning Musings

 

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Seriously, this is what I thought when I got my MAED; I couldn’t find a job to save my life. Now, I’m still unemployed, but getting educated. Here’s hoping in July, the olds will be in my favor. Everyone have a great weekend!

Felicia Laster-Curro; M.A. Ed.

“Only the educated are free.” – Epictetus

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Happy Fourth

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No course update today. Just having an off day and no studying today. Have a good one.

Felicia Laster-Curro; M.A. Ed.

“Only the educated are free.” – Epictetus

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Monday Morning Meme

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Oh, that it has. I remember those days when I was able to just use Wikipedia to at least get a general idea of what the hell the subject was about, then head to Google Scholar and go from there.  Now, not so much; it’s straight to Google Scholar and then crying for help with Walden’s librarians.  The good news is that I can predict with absolutely certainty, I will be on a first name basis with them by the end of this year.  Have a good week.

Felicia Laster-Curro; M.A. Ed.

“Only the educated are free.” – Epictetus

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