I am a brand newbie to blogging so please forgive me if I don’t use the politically correct blog lingo. I am currently a online PhD student, totally uncharted territory for me. I figured if I can take on this enormous challenge, blogging should be a breeze.
My objective for blogging is to possibly connect with someone, anyone out there who has “walked in PhD shoes.” This is not an easy task and I think sharing my journey will be therapeutic as well as, a stress reliever. I began my Online PhD program on June 7, 2010, which consist of 2 classes per quarter (3 m0nth periods) and completed it on August 29, 2010. I carried away my first PhD A (Foundations of Doctoral Studies) and B (Ethics and Social Justice), consecutively. I also carried away with these two grades muscle spasms in my shoulders, neck, upper back and middle back! Didn’t see that coming.
By the way, did I mention that I work a full time job, at a juvenile detention facility. Can you visualize where my stress began its evolution? I began my second quarter on September 7, 2010 and it will end on November 29, 2010. This is my first Doctoral Research Class and it is kicking my butt! I will attend my first Residency on October 13-17, 2010. You are required to attend 4 residencies during your tenure in the PhD program. The residencies assist you with the Dissertation process. I thought…Dissertation, sounds like a dessert to me…scary huh? I though all I had to do was course work, writing papers, completing homework assignments, etc. I have to write a book! A mini Scientific Book!
Having said all that…I know there is a writer out there willing to help me on my journey. Hopefully, I can dedicate my first publication to you?
Signed, Future Dr. (PhD)