Mar 172013
Aboriginal Social Work Assignment - My Diary as a Cultural Artifact

The most interesting and controversial social work assignment I’ve completed so far in my MSW coursework at UBC  is the Cultural Artifact presentation. It was for First Nations Issues (SOWK 510) – and it represents the first time I emailed a university instructor to discuss her grading procedure. I didn’t care about receiving a “B” on

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Oct 192012
Getting Good Grades in Grad School - 6 Tips From an MSW Student

How to get good grades in grad school – I’m an MSW (Master’s of Social Work) student at UBC in Vancouver, and I’m learning how to succeed without studying 24 hours a day (and learning everything there is to know about social justice! ). Getting good grades in grad school is easier than you think.

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Oct 102012
How to Find a Practicum Placement in Social Work

If you’re a BSW or MSW student, you probably need to do a practicum placement to complete your degree. I’m an MSW (Master’s of Social Work) student at UBC (the University of British Columbia) in Vancouver…and I’m one of the few BSW and MSW students who hasn’t found a practicum placement. I’m told that my

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Oct 082012

Social work instructors assign cultural self-identity papers because self-reflection and self-knowledge is key to a good practice. Here, I share my self-identity paper for Social Work 505 at UBC (the University of British Columbia). Feel free to ask questions or make comments – I welcome your thoughts! First, the assignment: “Identity is a moving target.

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Sep 192012
Sample Thesis Proposal - Master's of Social Work (MSW) Program

Q: How do I write a thesis proposal for my application to grad school? A: Here’s the thesis proposal I wrote when I applied to UBC (the University of British Columbia). I was accepted into the Master’s of Social Work (MSW) program; I’m currently in my third week! If you’re worried you won’t be accepted

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Jul 242012

I better know how to get money for college or university; I have two undergraduate degrees and am going to grad school in September! If you need money for college, you’ve come to the right place. To get money for college – learn what passive income is Active income is when you trade your time for

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Mar 162012
How to Get Into Grad School - Master's or PhD Programs

Some Master’s or PhD programs are extremely competitive; these tips for applying for graduate level studies will help you complete your application and get accepted into the grad program of your choice. If you’re not sure if you want to get into grad school, read Is Graduate School Really for You?: The Whos, Whats, Hows, and Whys

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