WGU - competency based means let go of perfectionism!Register Today!
This is a discussion on WGU - competency based means let go of perfectionism! in Western Governors University Online Nursing Degrees, part of Online Nursing Schools, Traditional Schools, Colleges, Universities ... I FINALLY turned in my very first paper for my very first class. I've been stressing about this...by klone Aug 10, '11I FINALLY turned in my very first paper for my very first class. I've been stressing about this paper for literally weeks (I started the class over a month ago). It's on a topic I have no knowledge or interest in. I would write a little, then get stuck and walk away. Then stress about it and avoid it for days on end. I finally made myself finish and submit it on Monday. I thought the paper totally sucked a$$. I got my results back this evening, and I passed the competency. I easily could have finished this paper two weeks ago, but I was trying to make it perfect, and stressing that I knew it wasn't (and my way of dealing with stress is by avoidance).
So, lesson learned - they don't expect perfection, and the fact that you don't get letter grades in this program should help you realize that your work doesn't need to be perfect, just acceptable.
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- Aug 10, '11 by caliotter3You would be surprised how many perfectionists never learn this little life lesson!
- Aug 11, '11 by BetterMeRNYeah, congrats!!!!
- Sep 3, '11 by kloneBumping this up for new WGU students. It's an important lesson when doing a competency-based program!
- Sep 3, '11 by BetterMeRNThanks, Klone.
- Sep 4, '11 by SweettartRNKlone
I am glad that you posted this because I am an English snob.
I will have to just follow my guidelines, write my papers and get them turned in!
What has been the most challenging paper you have written to date?
- Feb 26, '12 by rwethereyetklone-- How have your experiences been? Have you had to turn back on the perfectionistic side for any classes? Or are you still finding that the competency-based program requires you to look at classwork in a different way?
- Apr 25, '12 by BlkQueen8This is great to hear for those of us who have that problem.
- Aug 30, '12 by PMKNSEQuote from kloneYour words came as a relief. I'm taking the first Algebra class and struggling--and at the same time dreading the papers for the other classes. It's been awhile since I've had to do that. I do the same "avoidance" trick as you. Just started and already can't wait until its over.Bumping this up for new WGU students. It's an important lesson when doing a competency-based program!