Personal Stories

College

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Boston Public Library

I am not sure some of my readers are aware but I have enrolled back into college.  Yes, finally.  Even my Mother is happy that I am diving into this venture.  I am trying to keep this blog going, work full-time and go to school. How I am going to do it….I don’t know.  Probably by the grit of my teeth. I just found out this morning that I have not one, but two papers due on Thursday.  Oh joy.

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City Year

Now, I am going to apologize now for whining.  So I am sorry my dearest reader.  Here is my question to all of you:  Have you ever read a written document in your current or past occupation in APA Style?  How about as an e-mail from your boss?  A book you’ve read recently?  Text message.  Oh, and for those who do not know what APA means….it is the American Psychological Association.  It is a “style” of writing for professional and academics in college.  Guess what? In 25 years of my career I have NEVER, and I repeat NEVER seen a document fly by my desk that is in APA style.  If I was a doctor, scientist or lawyer, then of course this style of writing may make sense.  Again, I’ve never seen an APA writing in my career.  Period.

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Jonathan Robison
Mr. Fotoshop

I will be honest, it’s been awhile since I have had to use APA style.  Yesterday, I was tearing my hair out.  A two page essay took all day.  Why?  I am a perfectionist and it had to be perfect but I wanted to make sure I was following the strict APA 6th Edition rules.  I understand that there are some people who don’t know how to write or construct sentences.  I get that ethical writing and/or plagiarism needs to be taught so a writer doesn’t lift someones written word.  I know, I get it, understood.  However, I am convinced that Professors use it as a torture tool on students.  Torture!

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duncan c
duncan

So on purpose I am going to write this run on sentence in absolute defiance because quite frankly I don’t want to write APA because it totally cramps my free writing style and I just wish there was another way that I could write essays because I believe at times that the world simply revolves around me am I right?

I feel better.  The End.

 

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