You will learn that theory is nothing to fear—in fact, we all use theory all the time!With the help of this powerful little book, you will learn to master theory and achieve your dream of earning your Ph. Print version USD.99 Kindle version USD.99 Resubmit!
You will learn that theory is nothing to fear—in fact, we all use theory all the time!With the help of this powerful little book, you will learn to master theory and achieve your dream of earning your Ph. Print version USD.99 Kindle version USD.99 Resubmit!I never intended to become a seamstress, but when that was my job, I did my best.
In addition, I reveal how other dissertators have applied theory successfully and earned their doctorates.
Written in a friendly, nonscholarly manner, I demystify the challenges of applying academic theory to a research project.
I finally realized why I get so much joy from seeing people I went to school with many years ago. All of my writing projects have in some form or another emerged from a desire to be heard, to be seen, to be recognized, to be acknowledged. I want to tell my stories, and I hope a few others would be willing to listen, the way I hope to hear their stories. I’ve come to believe it is more important to seek to build bridges to others than to demand they build bridges to me. These nontraditional dissertators are unique: They often don’t receive adequate attention and support from mentors and peers.
If I had to choose only one (and if I could consciously choose), I would choose to understand rather than to be understood. I will keep writing because that is who I am, that’s what writers do. My intention with this series is to fill in the gaps so these isolated online learners can overcome obstacles and earn their degrees.
After a ten-year career as an instructor at a for-profit career college, I agree with that statement.
I taught courses in marketing, management, public speaking, general office procedures, computer applications such as Word, Excel, Access, Power Point… and on and on, because that is what we did as instructors—we taught what we were assigned to teach.
That is just one iteration of my effort to be useful.
At the career college, I was an unflagging cheerleader for student success. I showed up, every day, ready to give 110% to one student, so she (most of the students we taught were single mothers) could graduate and find that medical assisting job that would support her children.
Many times I taught “college and career success” to incoming students and “professional development” to outgoing students.
I required students in all my courses to write—a lot.