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Studying before starting WGU MBA
(03-10-2019, 10:36 PM)amilitab4k9 Wrote:
(10-10-2017, 10:27 PM)amilitab4k9 Wrote: My plan is to review Statistics by going through a Coursera class. I don't really remember much from my Statistics class and I don't like Statistics very much. My BSBA is in Accounting and I have a lot of Finance knowledge, so I figure that's what I'll need the most. 

If you're not comfortable writing, you might want to brush up on that as well. The more you do it, the easier it is and the better you get.

University of Illinois has all of their MBA courses on Coursera. You could also go through those to prepare yourself. They have some very high quality teaching.

It was a nice thought, but I didn't actually do anything to prepare and was able to finish the program in 2 months. One for the capstone and one for all the other classes.

(03-09-2019, 09:50 AM)Knights1 Wrote: Hi: Thanks for this forum. I really appreciate this group! Very good insights for degree completion. It has also motivated me to decide to take on a MBA in healthcare management. I start on April 1st, and I trust that all will go well. Any pointers will be appreciated. My biggest issue is that I am not good at writing and when I see that I have to complete a 15 page essay that scares me. Yikes!! Thanks again.
BA in HCA-UOP with a hefty student loan. Wish I knew about WGU then.  

When you get a writing assignment, make an outline. The assignment will be broken down into several numbered points, some of which will have sub points. In Word or Google docs or whatever, make a heading for each major point. Then make a subheading for each sub point. Translate the entire assignment into an outline, using the same wording as used in the assignment. Then, tackle one section of your outline at a time. Don't think, "I have to write a 15 page paper." Think, "I need to write 1/2 to 1 page on THIS." When you're done with that, move on to the next. 

Not only will it make the task much easier to accomplish, it will also make it much easier on the graders to see that you answered every single point. The graders aren't looking for a beautiful piece of literature, they're looking to check things off on their rubric. And go into it expecting to make revisions. There's nothing wrong with revisions, it's just clarification of what they want. Do what you think they want, send it to them, and they'll let you know if they want something different. And don't feel bad about it. A lot of people spend hours agonizing over whether their papers are perfect enough when they'd save a lot of time and energy just turning in something they're not sure about and then making the specific revisions requested. Only revise what they ask you to, and do it in a different font color with a note telling them so.

Also, don't overthink things. Do exactly what they say, even if it seems too simple. I'm not sure if Healthcare Management does the statistics course, but everyone tries to make that one harder than it is. The assignment is actually SUPER simple. So much so, that you think you're wrong.


as soon as you have access to the courses go to the courses that only have a paper required and begin working on the paper immediately. 

Only address the points in the rubric, doing extra gets you NOTHING. It is as simple as writing to the prompts. None of the papers should be intimidating, work on one prompt at a time and you will find success.
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(03-11-2019, 11:14 AM)Johmford Wrote: Only address the points in the rubric, doing extra gets you NOTHING.

^Also this^
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