Humbled

I’ve been enjoying my researching so far, but I don’t like the paper writing. Since all of my other papers have passed so easily and since so many of them came back with errors that indicated the graders were not reading carefully, I blew the rubric off for C225. I made only a halfway attempt to explain a purpose for each study or name one strength or weakness for each source, gambling that they wouldn’t actually check it that carefully. Well, I was wrong. And honestly, although I feel a little sheepish about my poor work, it makes me feel a little better that someone is actually grading these capstone papers with some care. I don’t know if they have…

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Back to the grind

I’m back to work on my Master’s after a full month hiatus. Today I turned in my first work in over a month: my annotated bibliography for my capstone. I read 27 articles and distilled that down to 17 that I think are most relevant. I only included 10 articles in my bibliography, but I will probably include more in my literature review, which I’ll start writing after this passes. I changed my research topic, and I have learned a ton! In another life, I’m probably a researcher. I could read studies all day long (although my math is weak). I spent a lot of hours reading this week, but I really ould have been through this class in 2…

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A Thing Happened

So, a thing happened a few weeks ago. I’ve not said a whole lot about my faith transformation over the past couple of years — not nearly enough, I suppose, to illustrate how it’s consumed me. But a thing happened before Christmas that has changed everything. One of the things I’ve been struggling after losing and trying to rebuild my faith is the reality of the atonement and Jesus Christ. I won’t burden anyone with the reasons why I have felt the whole thing was likely made up; suffice it to say: I did, and it has been getting more and more hopeless. The Sunday before Christmas, our bishop gave his Christmas message and said he’d felt like he needed…

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