drea588 4,648 Views
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I cannot even begin to express my frustrations with CLCs and people's crazy amounts of plagerized posts. Also, how is it people still don't know how to so APA citations for their posts?! I called out a group member who gave me almost completely copy and pasted stuff for an assignment. Almost completely- she changed 'the nurse' to 'I'..... Seriously?! Almost done though. Third to last course.
Has the list been updated recently? Can I add some of my instructors to it?
I can't believe how fast this program is going by. I am actually 1/2 way done, just started spirituality.
any questions in particular?
No, using the clc agreement again is smart. Why reinvent the wheel?
Drea, that makes no sense. The second you post on that forum you are committed.
I can see why they discourage switching around. It would be like musical instructors for them.
derkfamily! thank you so much for all that info. I really need to think ahead with my classes and know whats going on with them since i have a lot of things coming up with work and in the home. I have to get a certification by mid/late april so studying for that while doing this program is going to be tough, so i really appreciate the heads up on the workload!
Also- i created my original CLC and reused it for this class, is that a nono?
i think I need to just speak with someone a little higher up? I spoke with my enrollment advisor and that was who they said they couldn't. I sent off a message to the student advisor and asked now instead. Can I be done already though? bah.
So i'm trying to compile a list of the instructors so if anyone could send them my way that would be great.
Also- WHY is it that my advisor told me I can't switch courses according to instructor names?! He said i need to email the instructor and get the course ID myself?
So i have a few names to add to the list of dos and donts if anyone is interested, also i'm looking for suggestions with my next two instructors- Health Assessment and Concepts in Community and Public Health. And anyone have an overview of what to expect with these classes- I'll have a lot going on with studying and becoming certified and stuff in the home to knock out. I want to plan accordingly.
Thanks everyone for being so responsive and helpful!
Oh- FB group? anyone have a link they could PM me?
I also had similar questions and got some answers here and posted about my impression so far.
I started in Nov and I like it so far. I had great luck with the advisors through GCU and they are not at all pushy. Cost wise- about 16,000 for me as well. I get a 10% discount through my employer. Papers aren't too bad just yet. 750-1000 words and theirs rubrics which clearly state their expectations and having that as a guideline makes a great outline to the assignment. APA format is a little tricky. I haven't gotten the hang of it yet, but it only counts for a small percentage of the overall grade. Group projects, ehh. Only had one so far and I ended up doing almost the entire thing, but I got 100% on it so go me. . Being with people online makes getting them to do their share, and their share well a little difficult. Good luck!
So for anyone who comes across here with questions- I ended up at GCU. I'm in my second course. Attending an online course is very different and you have to be self motivated because no one will contact you for anything except your CLC members. You have two discussions each week, due wednesday and friday and you have to respond to your peers, two posts per day and I do a total of ten posts each week. Two in response to the DQs and then eight responses to my classmates. There is also an assignment due each week. APA format papers- 750-1000 words in length. The CLC group assignments so far have been power points. You have to fill out an agreement with you group members, divvy up tasks and come up with due dates for those tasks, etc. Then you do the actual assignment. Make sure you hold your group members accountable and start early. Follow the rubric for the assignments.
Grading- Grading is on a a, a-, b+, b, b- kinda scale. Getting a solid A is 95% and up. I didn't realize this was the case when starting, kinda wish I had known. I would have still picked GCU though, and I'm happy so far.
SO here is an update for me. Started GCU Nov. 10th, A- in Professional Dynamics (kicking myself for not using the rubric for one assignment and only going off of the description- the points missed for a missing chunk in my paper made the difference between the A- and A. Probably would have caught it too if I wasn't rushing to have it turned in before midnight). APA format is tough. I am so happy that the instructors highlight and edit any issues with formatting or in-text citations so I know for the next time. I haven't downloaded any of the grammar or pearl something yet. When will it really be needed? Also- you guys have me in fear for research. I took stats. I remember nothing. Math is my WORST subject. Please tell me its not really all that involved.
One week down in Family-Centered Health and now on break 'til the 4th. Woo! I hate 'turn-it-in' because of the wait when I'm trying to submit by midnight, really close to midnight, so I turned in an assignment at 00:00:08. Hopefully this doesn't count against my grade. Has anyone ever had any issues?
My first course, I pretty much did the entire CLC everything, powerpoint. forum chats, etc. It was insanely frustrating. Luckily this second course my group members are much more proactive and while I started us all out, many jumped on board quickly. Fingers crossed it goes smoothly. Anyone have any suggestions on CLCs and group members? I quickly found out being the first person to respond ends up making you the one who does the most, but how can I make the workload easier on myself even though I am fairly proactive?
I swear I was able to see all my future instructors at one point when I logged onto my GCU account- now I can't find where. Does anyone know?
Also- please send instructor suggestions. I loved my first instructor and this second one seems okay so far too.
I am so happy to have this little break and hope I actually use it to get ahead in the course.
HEALTH ASSESSMENT is next- any recommendations or insight?
I'm hope I can get right back into the swing of things. I graduated this past May and its been nonstop since with NCLEX and working. I'm fresh off orientation on my unit and want to get right back into school. I've also taken a few distance learning courses so I'm hoping that'll all be towards my benefit? As for getting ahead in the second course, by time the two week break occurs i'll be one week in so hopefully I can see the syllabus? What is your take on that?
Shucks about the books. I think i'll end up taking out a few trees myself in that case.
I guess I am also on my own with that 'get college credit' exam. I haven't found much online anywhere about them.
This thread moves fast!! Thanks all of you for the suggestions, and no- not an athlete! The 'Get College Credit' was a suggestion by my advisor and you pick an exam and pay $80 + to take. Passing it can count for that last 3 credit hour filler course I need and seemed more reasonable on cost for me (~$80 vs $1000+). Also, I'm starting Nov. so that I can whip through the first course which as you all said kinda preps me. Then I take advantage of the two week break during the second course and hopefully can work ahead during that time and then maybe be in well enough of a groove to keep on pushing!
How about books- i'm not footnotes era, but I like my hard copy textbooks and always find it difficult to read texts off of the computer. Do we use the textbooks enough that I should plan on having them on hand each course?
You guys rock. Thank you so much for settling my mind in some areas- others not so much (i.e. hours spent on homework!)
Prism- A welcome was actually very helpful! Thank you! Seriously AN was insanely helpful when starting my nursing program originally and then now has proved very helpful with figuring out where to go for RN-BSN. Where are you in the program? If you have any suggestions on instructors to avoid or take i'll gladly accept. Also- what should I expect in this first course and how do I make an A? I'm working full time and moving onto nights during that time so i'm a little worried about the time commitment i'll need to make.
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