Key Components to Become a Scholar

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The lecture for this Topic discusses becoming a scholar. In what way do you plan to become a scholar during your graduate studies? What will you personally need to do to ensure you become a scholar? How do you think your graduate educational experience will be different from your undergraduate experience? It is not enough to simply write papers and exchange opinions in the discussion forums, you must be the "who," discovering "what, when, where, why, and how" to improve your community, your organization, and your profession. This ensures your transition from student to scholar. In order to become a Scholar you must be committed to take an active part in this learning environment. There are requirements that we must answer and respond to the discussion questions. Being a scholar would mean that we would respond by engaging in relevant conversation, apply our comments and comment on the students post offering suggestions if needed and commending them on a job well done. Additionally we could leave the discussion by asking the student a question that they could ponder or respond to. This online graduate community is one where although it seems as though you are working independently you get to have discussions with your classmates who are also more in tuned to why they are taking these graduate classes unlike our undergraduate counterparts. The online community also has advisors who will keep tabs on your progress to make sure you stay on task unlike the undergraduate community. I believe that when we were undergraduates we crammed for exams, sometimes at the risk of only doing the minimum requirements and our goals weren't always realistic.  My graduate educational experience will be different from my undergraduate experience due to the fact that I have been out of school for quite some time.  Although some time has passed I think I am more motivated to do my graduate work than my undergraduate work since I now know what I am passionate about.  This passion...
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