Struggling :(

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Hi everyone! I just started my program this Jan 2016 for MSN -Leadership and Management. I just wanted to vent that I feel somewhat lost, i dont know where to start, there seemed to be an endless amount of reading pointless articles that needed to be read. Although i still have a full month to work on my paper i can already feel panic settling in. Any of you guys have tips on how you tackled this papers? And study tips/techniques. I guess anything would help. Thanks!

TheCommuter, BSN, RN

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Specializes in Case mgmt., rehab, (CRRN), LTC & psych. Has 17 years experience.
there seemed to be an endless amount of reading pointless articles that needed to be read.
Who told you these articles needed to be read? If your courses involve papers, skip the course of study and immediately start writing the paper. You are wasting valuable time if you follow the course of study and read the articles. Just submit your tasks to TaskStream ASAP.

cjo85

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Has 2 years experience.
Who told you these articles needed to be read? If your courses involve papers, skip the course of study and immediately start writing the paper. You are wasting valuable time if you follow the course of study and read the articles. Just submit your tasks to TaskStream ASAP.

Don't you need to read to articles to help contribute to the body of your paper?

Specializes in Family Practice, Mental Health. Has 32 years experience.

Start with an outline of your paper; a rough draft of what you will have.

Do you have a rubric for your paper? Use that to break it into bite sized portions.

TheCommuter, BSN, RN

226 Articles; 27,608 Posts

Specializes in Case mgmt., rehab, (CRRN), LTC & psych. Has 17 years experience.
Don't you need to read to articles to help contribute to the body of your paper?
Not really...the world wide web has a wealth of sources that will get to the point and contribute to the body of the papers. It is not as if the TaskStream evaluators are grading students on whether they read the articles.

Based on anecdotes, I've observed that the students who can't cut to the chase seem to struggle dearly with WGU's various programs. Those who follow the course of study will be kept very busy with activities upon which they aren't graded. This wastes precious time and ensures the student remains trapped in an invisible maze.

cjo85

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Has 2 years experience.
Not really...the world wide web has a wealth of sources that will get to the point and contribute to the body of the papers. It is not as if the TaskStream evaluators are grading students on whether they read the articles.

Based on anecdotes, I've observed that the students who can't cut to the chase seem to struggle dearly with WGU's various programs. Those who follow the course of study will be kept very busy with activities upon which they aren't graded. This wastes precious time and ensures the student remains trapped in an invisible maze.

Good to know. I start in a couple weeks with the same program as the OP

PadmeRN

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Specializes in SDU/MS/Tele Float.

I like you "TheCommuter", i wish i have a real life classmate like you! lol! Anyway I will try that technique. Wish me luck! :)

featherzRN, MSN

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I agree with Commuter - I never even looked at materials for 'papers' classes except for very few cases where it was relevant. I just started right in on the paper.

cjo85

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Has 2 years experience.
I like you "TheCommuter", i wish i have a real life classmate like you! lol! Anyway I will try that technique. Wish me luck! :)

Let me know how you do. I'm starting on February 1st and maybe we could help each other out

cjo85

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Has 2 years experience.
I agree with Commuter - I never even looked at materials for 'papers' classes except for very few cases where it was relevant. I just started right in on the paper.

How far along are you in the program featherzRN?

CpemRN

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I am considering WGU RN to BSN program. I am a Diploma School RN (1980). Unfortunately, I have to take A&P I and II, Microbiology and Biochemistry as these courses did not transfer. Has anyone taken these courses through WGU ? I need to complete my BSN ,but the thought of having to take these courses again is discouraging. Any insight or advice would be much appreciated !!

featherzRN, MSN

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Specializes in Outpatient/Clinic, ClinDoc. Has 30 years experience.
How far along are you in the program featherzRN?

I finished the program in 2013 after 3.5 months. Then went on to do the MBA last year.