For this assignment, write a reflection on your professional and educational aspirations, and how you feel Northcentral can help you meet them. Be sure to mention the following:
- Background and interest: Describe your professional and educational background, as well as special areas of research or professional interests.
- Personal/professional vision: Where do you see yourself 5 years from now?
- Strengths and Challenges: After viewing Angela Lee Duckworth’s video, “The key to success? Grit.”, explain what personal strengths will support you in this training? What challenges do you have to overcome in order to be successful?
- Northcentral and you: How do you see your education at Northcentral fitting into your overall personal and professional development plans and goals?
- The NCU Doctoral Process: Did the information and expectations outlined during the orientation and referenced in the NCU Dissertation Center match your initial expectations? How were they the same or different, and what might that mean for how you approach your doctoral studies?
- Academic and Professional Communities: What academic and professional communities are available to you, and how might you take advantage of them? Were any identified services or resources of interest to you?
- The Northcentral Community: What questions do you have that might be answered by someone in the NCU community? Where do you feel you may need support from Faculty and Advisors?
In this assignment, you will be introduced to the APA style of formatting, which you will use throughout this course and your doctoral program. This first paper will not be scored based on your ability to apply APA. Instead, use the APA Sample Paper provided in the Books and Resources for this Week, to provide your best effort at APA formatting. APA style will be considered in the score for the remaining assignments in this course, and throughout your program; use this assignment to prepare for the expectations. In addition, use logically constructed paragraphs (not bulleted lists) with good spelling, grammar, and sentence structure as expected in doctoral level writing.
Length: 300-800 words, not including title page and reference page.
Your paper should demonstrate thoughtful consideration of the ideas and concepts that are presented in the course and provide new thoughts and insights relating directly to this topic.
Be sure to adhere to Northcentral University’s Academic Integrity Policy.
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