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Sunday, June 26, 2011

Written or Unwritten?

Posted by Seeking Solace |

For the past year, I've been participating in leadership training at my college. Only a few people are selected for the training. Basically, the Dean chooses individuals that have strong leadership potential to move up in the college hierarchy. It's been very informative and I have learned a great deal about the inner workings of my college.

Although the training is pass/fail, I do have to complete a case study-capstone project for graduation. I have a great topic for my case study. It's something I've worked on for over a year that has the possibility of being implemented campus wide in all programs. I am really proud of the work that I have done to date. There is just one thing.

I have not written a paper since law school. That was a LONG time ago.

Sure, during my lawyer days, I wrote legal memorandum and appellate briefs. But, this is like being back in school.  I forgot how much time and effort it takes to actually write a paper. I mean, I assign papers in my classes. I even taught writing for a while at SLAC in LESC. But, to actually do one?

Who, me?

The process is going well, but there are some hitches. The usual writer's block has hit me quite hard. And, there are some style issues. I am citing the darn thing using legal citation method. For those of you unfamiliar, this means using footnotes, Id and Supra. I guess you end up going back to what you are used to using.

I see this as sort of a test. A test to see if I could handle going back to school. I am thinking of taking a PhD course as a non-matriculated student in the fall (depending on the status of Major Work Project). That means that will have to write papers...again.

Can,  I do it?

Well, that part is yet to be written.


deb aka murphthesurf said...

YOU CAND DO IT! You can do it! Your blog writing is wonderful, your technical writing will be too! It's like starting up an old engine that has been idle for awhile...ensure it has fresh oil, give it time to warm up and she will be off!

Seeking Solace said...

Thank you so much for the encouragement!!!!

Alice said...

Of course, you can do it! :)