Graduate Study

One difference between graduate and undergraduate study is that a graduate student takes more responsibility and initiative for his or her own learning. A graduate student should gain a broad, general study of the field of study but should also explore specific areas in more detail.

For those enrolled in “OT Research and Application” at KCU, there will be specific assignments. My motto is

“high expectations, low anxiety,”

by which I mean–

1. I try to make the basic requirements clear enough, and doable if you are willing to work. I assume if you’ve made it this far, you have the basic intellectual equipment to study, take tests, and write. If that is true, and if you are willing to do the work, anyone can make an A in this class–on the other hand, if you are content with a “gentleman’s C,” you can do that too.

2. Beyond the basic requirements, I want to challenge you to learn all you can. I hope you are interested in more than just making a grade. So, there are plenty of links on these pages–and there will be more to come. I hope you will take some time to browse and explore, to consider other areas to investigate, to learn about some other books that would be worth reading. But, it’s up to you.

What specifically do you need to do before the week on campus in August?

1. Read the blog posts, the on-line lessons, and the reading assignments. There will be quizzes and exams over this material when you get to KCU. (My quizzes are short, 10-20 questions, usually T/F or Multiple choice. Exams are longer, probably 100 points with a mix of question types, including short answer and essay.) The schedule is to help you, but if you have a busy week or two, you can catch up later.

2. You will need to bring a review of the book Incarnation and Inspiration by Peter Enns when you come to class. I will be posting further instructions. In the meantime, I would like some of you to post your preliminary thoughts on the book and the controversy surrounding it. (Hint: I have posted some links)

3. I would like you to write blog posts, approximately one a week–let’s say a total of 5 by the time we meet at KCU. We are now in week two, so you should write something about the Hebrew language, the name of God, the history of writing–or about Peter Enns and his book if you are ahead of the game–or your thoughts about using the Jewish Study Bible as a textbook. If you are unsure about how to do this, email me.

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