Doctoral Readiness and Sense-Making Writing Activity
A Doctorate Degree
I have always thought of a doctorate degree as being a degree of the highest level of education. I believed that a doctorate degree signified that an individual has pursued extended studies and researches to become an educated leader within his or her profession or organization. According to the Wellington text, there is a difference in the professional doctorate and the traditional doctorate. From my reading, the professional doctorate was designed to develop researching professional. The traditional Ph. D. was developed for three years of full time researchers or four to six years of part time researchers.
Occasionally, for the past two years, I have contemplated on returning to school to obtain my doctorate degree. While contemplating, I realized through, self- examinations, that I was not ready to embark upon my doctoral journey. I knew I needed more self- discipline and plenty of time, which was something I did not have with a young child growing up in the home. So I settled for having my Master’s degree.
My Doctoral Journey
After being laid-off from a job and not being able to find work until after about four weeks of being unemployed, I started to rethink the doctoral ordeal. I felt like if I would have had the qualifications of a scholar, leader, or practitioner, I might have been looked at as someone that will be beneficial to the organization. So at this point, I know that I want more, I realized that it is time for me to set myself apart from others and prove that I am that scholar or that leader that an organization needs.
I have realized that this life changing journey will require dedication and transformations. I have begun making noticeable changes that will benefit me for the next 3 ½ years. I am positioned, committed, and sincere about my journey. I will be taking the confidence and skills that I will be learning along the way into the...