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  1. #1
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    Default Liberal Arts Capstone

    I was wondering if anyone on here has taken the Liberal Arts Capstone and their experience with it...is it something involved and difficult enough to take by itself, or can I be taking another course or two at the same time?

    How much writing does it actually involve? Is the subject matter supposed to be pretty specific or more broad? I was looking at this page and it didn't seem super clear on everything...
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    I guess I will find that out when I start it, but I wanted to know a little more before I dive in!

    I'd love to find out what any of you that took it thought of it. Thanks.
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    I'm signed up to take it. I compared the syllabus of Liberal Studies to Social Sciences and Liberal Studies seems much less insidious. Depending on your Excelsior GPA I would take the Capstone by itself and give it its due.
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    Oops...just to clarify this is at Thomas Edison.
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    You can compare the two schools then! Have a great day.
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    kimberose,

    Any update on this? I'm starting the BALS capstone soon and just wondering what your experience has been so far....

    Thanks

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    I've been searching for feedback too.

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    I am currently in the LA capstone. It's all centered around a 25 page minimum paper. If you have written a long research paper previously you are done. Kidding. Basically at TESC it seems its all about writing a paper and posting progress for others to comment on.
    Week 1: The first week we had to introduce ourselves and then comment on others introductions...

    Week 2: Wednesday I had to post in black board in the class discussion forum what my topic choices are. Then you are to give a reason why and what major questions it will answer. Tomorrow my comments on other students post (at least 2 or3) are due. And yes it's graded. And Sunday we must submit our chapter 1/introduction.

    Week 3: nothing is due
    Week 4: post references you've used.. Comment on others and submit draft of chap 2


    This is how out semester is layed out. As long as due dates are made and you are a descent writer.. Should be smooth sailing. Our mentor is hands on it seems... Easy to contact and is genuinely there to help "guide" you.

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    Sounds boring and like a waste of time. I should put "I hate capstones!" in my signature.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Riley2012 View Post
    I am currently in the LA capstone. It's all centered around a 25 page minimum paper. If you have written a long research paper previously you are done. Kidding. Basically at TESC it seems its all about writing a paper and posting progress for others to comment on.
    Week 1: The first week we had to introduce ourselves and then comment on others introductions...

    Week 2: Wednesday I had to post in black board in the class discussion forum what my topic choices are. Then you are to give a reason why and what major questions it will answer. Tomorrow my comments on other students post (at least 2 or3) are due. And yes it's graded. And Sunday we must submit our chapter 1/introduction.

    Week 3: nothing is due
    Week 4: post references you've used.. Comment on others and submit draft of chap 2

    This is how out semester is layed out. As long as due dates are made and you are a descent writer.. Should be smooth sailing. Our mentor is hands on it seems... Easy to contact and is genuinely there to help "guide" you.
    Thanks for the breakdown. Could you keep us posted on the schedule from week to week? I'd like to know what to expect during this course
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    Ready for your CLEP exam?

    Study for your exam using the same CLEP Study Guides used by thousands of members of this discussion forum!


    Same here. Are you able to work ahead and finish early?

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