Nursing 4600 Excellence Fall 2012 Session 2 - page 4

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Thought I would start a fresh slate for this class. Roll call: Who is in? So far we have... Me Chuckster rninme... Read More


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    Quote from chuckster
    Boy am I with you on this. I've never really had writer's block . . . . until now. I usually just sit down, write out my post then move things around until it says what I want it to say. For this one though, all I've been able to do is jot down a few terribly random thoughts. I can't get motivated enough to flesh them out and then my ADHD kicks in and I start looking for other things (like posting on AN).

    This one may simultaneously be the easiest and the toughest course in the curriculum.
    Hi you two...sorry I am not with you in this one. Had to go out of state to check on my sister who has been on dialysis for last four years.

    Boy...truer words never spoken about this class may be the easiest and the hardest. I can usually get an aha moment and start and finsih DB's fairly confidently,but, these last few classes since the change over have me stymied.

    You both are so close...I envy you. Won't finish now until March 2013...but I will try to enjoy these 5 weeks off. Just delaying the pain now!
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    Quote from EmJeanRN
    Hi you two...sorry I am not with you in this one. Had to go out of state to check on my sister who has been on dialysis for last four years.

    Boy...truer words never spoken about this class may be the easiest and the hardest. I can usually get an aha moment and start and finsih DB's fairly confidently,but, these last few classes since the change over have me stymied.

    You both are so close...I envy you. Won't finish now until March 2013...but I will try to enjoy these 5 weeks off. Just delaying the pain now!
    Sorry to hear about your sister and hope things take a turn for the best.

    I just finished the first of five papers. It ran to eight full pages with 11 references. This does not bode well for the remaining four. Want me to send you the syllabus so you can get started for March of next year?
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    Quote from chuckster
    Sorry to hear about your sister and hope things take a turn for the best.

    I just finished the first of five papers. It ran to eight full pages with 11 references. This does not bode well for the remaining four. Want me to send you the syllabus so you can get started for March of next year?
    Mine is 5 pages including the title and references. Had 9 references. Didn't write over 1 paragraph for each of the agencies. For the second criteria - I have 2 paras. Now have to cut and paste entire sections into google search and see if I have anything written that in anyway resembles something written by someone else at any point in the history of the world. Can ya tell how much I love safeassign?? 6 required agencies withing DHHS to talk about. Bet none of those show up - right!!!!!
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    Quote from chuckster
    Sorry to hear about your sister and hope things take a turn for the best.

    I just finished the first of five papers. It ran to eight full pages with 11 references. This does not bode well for the remaining four. Want me to send you the syllabus so you can get started for March of next year?
    Thanks for the offer...I have the syllabus from being in the class for day and a half.
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    Quote from rninme
    Mine is 5 pages including the title and references. Had 9 references. Didn't write over 1 paragraph for each of the agencies. For the second criteria - I have 2 paras. Now have to cut and paste entire sections into google search and see if I have anything written that in anyway resembles something written by someone else at any point in the history of the world. Can ya tell how much I love safeassign?? 6 required agencies withing DHHS to talk about. Bet none of those show up - right!!!!!
    Wow - you really do that? I don't think I have the patience.

    I maintain that only lazy and marginally competent instructors require SA. The only other class I had to use Safe Assign in at least offered students the opportunity to send it informally through SA first for checking before actually formally submitting the assignment. So that prof was laz and only borderline competent but at least made an attempt to be fair with his students.
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    Ended up with 28% - and guess what it was .... names of agencies and references used. DUH!!!!!
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    Quote from rninme
    Ended up with 28% - and guess what it was .... names of agencies and references used. DUH!!!!!
    Mine came in at 17% - same thing - all of the agency names got flagged. The SA report stated that the agency names I used were already used in other student's papers. Sacre bleu! It's amazing to me to see how crude a tool SA is .
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    Quote from chuckster
    Mine came in at 17% - same thing - all of the agency names got flagged. The SA report stated that the agency names I used were already used in other student's papers. Sacre bleu! It's amazing to me to see how crude a tool SA is .
    My gosh what a joke this continues to be! Following this thread since I have Excellence next session. I hate... I repeat, HATE BB and all the clunkiness that goes with it. I can't wait to be done!!! Good luck everyone.
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    OK, time to vent.
    Lost a full point on my DB posting for using a primary source as a reference. Ridiculous.
    Rant over.
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    Quote from chuckster
    OK, time to vent.
    Lost a full point on my DB posting for using a primary source as a reference. Ridiculous.
    Rant over.
    Primary source? Huh?

    Gotcha beat...Leadership: Just announced the study guides are not in sync with the assigned reading. So just look up all the items on the study guide and know them, (even though they're not in our reading). Sorry, didn't mean to hijack the thread. Sharing in your rant!


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