Written September 15, 2013.
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.
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.
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!
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.