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BSLA Cornerstone/Capstone Questions
#1
Yes, I know I will get a clear picture once classes start. But here is my dilemma: Cornerstone and Info Lit start May 3rd and Capstone starts June 28th. I am moving in July with my family of six. I will be VERY busy. I would really love to do some preliminary work/research this month as ALL I have to complete my Bachelors of Science in Liberal Arts is those 3 classes. 

So my questions are for those who have taken those courses: 
-Is there any work I can do now
-Are there restrictions on what to write my 20-page Global Issue paper for Capstone or could be any issue work (I am hoping to write on the rights of childbearing women)? 

-Can the paper for Capstone take my Cornerstone Paper and expand it? Or do they have to be completely separate topics? 
-What other projects are there to complete (I know there are readings and discussions)?

Thanks!!
Me:
Need: 7 credits from Excelsior! (Intro Lit, Cornerstone, Capstone)
Currently Working On: 
Goal: BSLA at Excelsior by August 2021! 

My son Tor (13 yrs): 
CLEPS passed: US Hist 1, A&I Lit, College Composition, Intro to Sociology, US Hist 2, Western Civ 1
College Courses taken: Astronomy, Intro to Programming 
ACE passed via Sophia: Human Biology, College Algebra, Intro to Statistics, Religion, Visual Communications
Currently Working on: Intro to Business (Sophia), Latin 1 (MCAU)
Goal: AS in Math at 17 years old
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#2
(04-07-2021, 03:29 PM)TorsMama Wrote: Yes, I know I will get a clear picture once classes start. But here is my dilemma: Cornerstone and Info Lit start May 3rd and Capstone starts June 28th. I am moving in July with my family of six. I will be VERY busy. I would really love to do some preliminary work/research this month as ALL I have to complete my Bachelors of Science in Liberal Arts is those 3 classes. 

So my questions are for those who have taken those courses: 
-Is there any work I can do now
-Are there restrictions on what to write my 20-page Global Issue paper for Capstone or could be any issue work (I am hoping to write on the rights of childbearing women)? 

-Can the paper for Capstone take my Cornerstone Paper and expand it? Or do they have to be completely separate topics? 
-What other projects are there to complete (I know there are readings and discussions)?

Thanks!!

Mark
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#3
(04-07-2021, 03:29 PM)TorsMama Wrote: Yes, I know I will get a clear picture once classes start. But here is my dilemma: Cornerstone and Info Lit start May 3rd and Capstone starts June 28th. I am moving in July with my family of six. I will be VERY busy. I would really love to do some preliminary work/research this month as ALL I have to complete my Bachelors of Science in Liberal Arts is those 3 classes. 

So my questions are for those who have taken those courses: 
-Is there any work I can do now
-Are there restrictions on what to write my 20-page Global Issue paper for Capstone or could be any issue work (I am hoping to write on the rights of childbearing women)? 

-Can the paper for Capstone take my Cornerstone Paper and expand it? Or do they have to be completely separate topics? 
-What other projects are there to complete (I know there are readings and discussions)?

Thanks!!

Have you thought about just pushing the capstone back a term or two, until you're ready to take it?  That's what I would do.  I have a move coming up in June/July, and I have absolutely zero planned for that time because I know moving will take my entire focus for at least 2-3 weeks.
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#4
(04-07-2021, 03:29 PM)TorsMama Wrote: Yes, I know I will get a clear picture once classes start. But here is my dilemma: Cornerstone and Info Lit start May 3rd and Capstone starts June 28th. I am moving in July with my family of six. I will be VERY busy. I would really love to do some preliminary work/research this month as ALL I have to complete my Bachelors of Science in Liberal Arts is those 3 classes. 

So my questions are for those who have taken those courses: 
-Is there any work I can do now
-Are there restrictions on what to write my 20-page Global Issue paper for Capstone or could be any issue work (I am hoping to write on the rights of childbearing women)? 

-Can the paper for Capstone take my Cornerstone Paper and expand it? Or do they have to be completely separate topics? 
-What other projects are there to complete (I know there are readings and discussions)?

Thanks!!

Think of the cornerstone like a stripped-down English Comp course with some extra busywork.  There isn't that much serious writing in it.  You can't fail this course even if you tried, you are getting an A or B in this course PERIOD.

SOS-110 Guide
https://www.degreeforum.net/mybb/Thread-...Experience

The final paper for the cornerstone is about technology related to your field of interest so unlikely you can write about the topic you planned for the Capstone.  You aren't allowed to plagiarize yourself using works from other courses.

The issue you may find with prepping for the Capstone is finding the scholarly links which are available through TESU once your cornerstone begins.  You need to find a topic to "study", not just parrot back research you find on the topic.
Course Experience:
Modernstates.org/CLEP, Straighterline.com, Onlinedegree.org, Saylor.org,  Sophia.org, Study.com, Instantcertcredit, Csmlearn.com, Theinstitutes.org, and TEL Learning

Degree Plan:
Bachelors of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in CIS
Bachelors of Arts in Computer Science  (100+ credits working on capstone)

120+ credits earned with expected graduation June 2021.
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#5
(04-08-2021, 05:21 PM)LevelUP Wrote:
(04-07-2021, 03:29 PM)TorsMama Wrote: Yes, I know I will get a clear picture once classes start. But here is my dilemma: Cornerstone and Info Lit start May 3rd and Capstone starts June 28th. I am moving in July with my family of six. I will be VERY busy. I would really love to do some preliminary work/research this month as ALL I have to complete my Bachelors of Science in Liberal Arts is those 3 classes. 

So my questions are for those who have taken those courses: 
-Is there any work I can do now
-Are there restrictions on what to write my 20-page Global Issue paper for Capstone or could be any issue work (I am hoping to write on the rights of childbearing women)? 

-Can the paper for Capstone take my Cornerstone Paper and expand it? Or do they have to be completely separate topics? 
-What other projects are there to complete (I know there are readings and discussions)?

Thanks!!

Think of the cornerstone like a stripped-down English Comp course with some extra busywork.  There isn't that much serious writing in it.  You can't fail this course even if you tried, you are getting an A or B in this course PERIOD.

SOS-110 Guide
https://www.degreeforum.net/mybb/Thread-...Experience

The final paper for the cornerstone is about technology related to your field of interest so unlikely you can write about the topic you planned for the Capstone.  You aren't allowed to plagiarize yourself using works from other courses.

The issue you may find with prepping for the Capstone is finding the scholarly links which are available through TESU once your cornerstone begins.  You need to find a topic to "study", not just parrot back research you find on the topic.

OP is doing Excelsior which has different expectations than TESU. I have no idea how the capstone or cornerstone works at EC, though I would guess that they're pretty similar at both schools.
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#6
(04-08-2021, 05:31 PM)rachel83az Wrote: OP is doing Excelsior which has different expectations than TESU. I have no idea how the capstone or cornerstone works at EC, though I would guess that they're pretty similar at both schools.

Oh, I was wondering what was up with "restrictions on what to write my 20-page Global Issue paper ", that explains it.

I usually just hit view today's posts and don't check what forum these posts are in.

I guess if you could find out assignments for the course ahead of time, you can prep, my 2 cents.
Course Experience:
Modernstates.org/CLEP, Straighterline.com, Onlinedegree.org, Saylor.org,  Sophia.org, Study.com, Instantcertcredit, Csmlearn.com, Theinstitutes.org, and TEL Learning

Degree Plan:
Bachelors of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in CIS
Bachelors of Arts in Computer Science  (100+ credits working on capstone)

120+ credits earned with expected graduation June 2021.
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#7
(04-08-2021, 01:20 PM)dfrecore Wrote:
(04-07-2021, 03:29 PM)TorsMama Wrote: Yes, I know I will get a clear picture once classes start. But here is my dilemma: Cornerstone and Info Lit start May 3rd and Capstone starts June 28th. I am moving in July with my family of six. I will be VERY busy. I would really love to do some preliminary work/research this month as ALL I have to complete my Bachelors of Science in Liberal Arts is those 3 classes. 

So my questions are for those who have taken those courses: 
-Is there any work I can do now
-Are there restrictions on what to write my 20-page Global Issue paper for Capstone or could be any issue work (I am hoping to write on the rights of childbearing women)? 

-Can the paper for Capstone take my Cornerstone Paper and expand it? Or do they have to be completely separate topics? 
-What other projects are there to complete (I know there are readings and discussions)?

Thanks!!

Have you thought about just pushing the capstone back a term or two, until you're ready to take it?  That's what I would do.  I have a move coming up in June/July, and I have absolutely zero planned for that time because I know moving will take my entire focus for at least 2-3 weeks.

No I can't push it back. I have until the end of Summer to complete my course or I have to pay an annual fee. I can't afford that.
Me:
Need: 7 credits from Excelsior! (Intro Lit, Cornerstone, Capstone)
Currently Working On: 
Goal: BSLA at Excelsior by August 2021! 

My son Tor (13 yrs): 
CLEPS passed: US Hist 1, A&I Lit, College Composition, Intro to Sociology, US Hist 2, Western Civ 1
College Courses taken: Astronomy, Intro to Programming 
ACE passed via Sophia: Human Biology, College Algebra, Intro to Statistics, Religion, Visual Communications
Currently Working on: Intro to Business (Sophia), Latin 1 (MCAU)
Goal: AS in Math at 17 years old
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