Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Last Blog

This was a great class and my writing skills have improved. I think the most difficult part of the writing process is finding good resources and information. The research is very time consuming. What I like about the writing class is that I learned a lot about other things besides the writing process. There were a lot of good topics to read about. I think the feedback I received was great and very beneficial.

Good luck to everyone in their studies and careers.

Mary Gasper

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Unit 9 Blog

I can not wait until this term is over. It has been a very stressful one for me. I am done with my paper except for someone else proofreading it for me one more time before I submit it . I have another paper due in another class that I have not started yet. I have until the end of week 10 to submit it. At least that paper only needs to be 4 - 5 pages long. I feel that this Composition II class helped me improve my writing skills and reinforced the APA format for writing. I enjoyed reading everyones rough draft. Good luck with your final drafts.

Mary Gasper

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Holiday Weekend

I hope everyone is enjoying there 4th of July weekend. Unfortunately I am spending my whole weekend indoors doing school work. This has been a rough term for me and I cannot wait until it is over. I worked on my research paper all day yesterday and most of today (Sunday). I have finally finished it except for a little more proof reading. I have another paper due in week 10 for another class that I have not even started yet along with another project that goes with my final exam. I will spend my Monday off of work working on that. I did take a break yesterday and went for a walk. My neighborhood was like a ghost town. No one was outside and the houses were all closed up. I think I was the only one home in the block. Well back to my studies for now. Enjoy the rest of the holiday weekend.

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Rough week for many

This week has been a little less stressful for me. I read some of the other blogs for this week and it sounds like it was a rough one for many of us. Just think in 3 weeks this term will be over. This term was more stressful for me, and I will be glad to see it end. Next term I will be taking my practicum. I am a little nervous about that too. Hopefully the next three weeks will be better for all of us. I really enjoy reading everyone elses papers. They are all interesting and I am learning a lot from them. Have a great week everyone and see you in seminar. Have a great and safe 4th of July weekend too.

Mary Gasper

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Time for me

Hi Everyone!

I hope everyone had a great weekend. I finally made time for me. I have been so stressed out for the last several weeks with my paper. Now that my first draft is done, I feel a little less stressed. I went flying Saturday and today. I almost feel guilty making time for myself and taking a break from my studies. However, I did do some school work on both days. I enjoy reading about everyone's papers. There are a lot of great topics. Have a great week. See you in seminar.

Mary Gasper

Saturday, June 12, 2010

How is school influencing your life at or up to this point?

Hi Everyone,

I started at Kaplan in April 2009. I decided to go back to school to get a better paying job to support myself since my divorce a little over 1 1/2 years ago. I have not worked in the medical field at all, but I am very interested in it, and have chosen to pursue an associate degree in Health Information Technology. I am a perfectionist, however, I am lacking in self confidence. School is helping me with this, as I am doing very well in my classes. This gives me the confidence to succeed and know that I can do anything if I apply myself. I have learned so much since I started school. I feel my writing has improved and I have learned a lot about myself. One thing I have learned is to manage my time better. Furthermore, my computer skills have improved a lot. I am very motivated in doing the best I can and getting my work done on time. I do not procrastinate. I do get overwhelmed and stressed out at times. School has left me with very little free time, which contributes to my stress. However, I am learning to make time for myself, to help relieve some of my stress. School has had a very positive effect on my life.

Mary Gasper

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Breakfast at the airport

Today, Sunday, I had to work at the airport. I usually do not work on the weekend, but we held a fly-in, drive-in pancake breakfast sponsored by our local EAA chapter. Besides the breakfast we have other activities, such as a car show, a jaws of life demonstration, flight for life, and we offer airplane rides. It was a nice day, and a good turn out.

That's all for now. I hope everyone had a good week.

Mary Gasper

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Memorial Weekend

It is Saturday morning and what a beautiful day here in Juneau, WI. The sun is shining, it is 65 degrees, and is going to be in the mid to upper 80's today. I just posted my thesis on the discussion board this morning, what a relief. I was really struggling with my topic and the thesis, but I finally got it done. I do not have anything special going on this weekend. I plan on finishing all my school work for the week and starting next weeks work. I am babysitting for my granddaughter overnight tonight and I plan on going flying too this weekend. I hope everyone has a safe and enjoyable weekend.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Mary's first blog

Blogging is all very new to me. I am not sure what to write about. Between work and school I do not have very much free time. When I do have some spare time I like to fly, as I am a private pilot and I work at a small airport. I also like to spend time with my granddaughter. That's all for now.