How to make a thesis (Part I)?

Hi everyone, I am currently a student taking up a Master’s degree.  I want to share to you what I learned during my first month of taking a Masters degree.

First, I will share to you the websites that give an open access or download full-blown online journals that are authentic/legit.

  1. https://www.biomedcentral.com/
  2. http://www.mdpi.com/
  3. https://www.plos.org/
  4. https://doaj.org/
  5. http://www.hindawi.com/

And of course, use Google scholar as a search engine for further research.

Next is to download a program that will help you organized your PDF articles, for easy access and to help you in doing your bibliography part.

Download, Mendeley.

 

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This is the first part for your thesis, hope you’ll tune-in for more details.

I am currently working for my Review of Literature, once passed I will share the things I learned in creating it.

 

 

The Road to the Top!

Being a medical technologist student is not very easy, but as you go on and finish your internship program and the comprehensive exam you will realize that it is not yet the end;  Coz the board exam is yet to come!

Our board exam was dated on the 2nd week of September 2014, and I started my review after 2 weeks of rest. It was the month of May when I started to review in Fairview. It was very far from my hometown and I took up the fast track course. Other ask me why did I choose that kind of course and the review center. I just told them that, everything I do has a reason. Also if you will really have a background check of the review centers, the professors were just the same especially for the major subjects.

I did not regret in choosing this review center and even if we were only 30 in the class. Almost all of them has a capacity to pass the board exam and me and my 2 friends were pressured because of them; they always got the highest grade and half of them will pursue medicine.

This was the advantage of taking the fast track, less classmate( fewer distractions) yet among the most intelligent in the batch.

The fast track was an intensive course, it was a month full of lectures and exam. You will feel that you were in a regular class,  like a deja vu.

After the review, I went back in our province then I started my own review from June to September. I also went to a lot of churches namely:

  1. Our Lady of Mt Carmel Chapel(San Fernando)
  2. Our Lady of Sorrow Church (San Fernando)
  3. Monasterio de Sta. Clara (Betis, Pampanga)
  4. Carmellite Monastery (Angeles)
  5. Basilica of Our Lady of Mt Carmel de San Sebastian (Manila)
  6. Metropolitan Cathedral of San Fernando
  7. National Shrine of Saint Jude Thaddeus Manila
  8. Good Shepherd Cathedral
  9. Saint Peter Parish: Shrine of Leaders
  10. ST. JOSEPH SHRINE – Diocese of Cubao
  11. Apung Mamacalulu (Sto. Entierro of Angeles City)

Then 3 days before the board exam we went to manila to check our school and find a place nearby to stay. It was not actually true that you should not stop reading the night before the exam, all of us were still reading others didn’t sleep to catch up for their reviewers.

First day:

The first day was nerve wrecking because of the new atmosphere, I saw a lot of MT students some were familiar faces such as my classmates and co-interns.

Before and after every exam I really prayed to the Lord to help me to answer the exam. And I have my charms for guidance and luck such as rosary, a token from my friend she said that it came from the St. Pio shrine, a medal of St. Benedict that I bought at Carmelite monastery and a coin inside my shoe. Also my pen, pencil, calculator, eraser and rosary were blessed more than 3 times.

Second day:

The Last day was very intense because we started late due to a typhoon; so we need to adjust the time and also it was the last day after this we will just wait for the result. After I took the exam the examiner requested us to donate our things so that they can share it with other children, but before I give my things I broke my pencils, kicked the chair and most importantly I prayed a lot. Then there was a “pamahiin” not to look back even if they call you. you must walk straight or stop and let them go to you but never ever look back.

The 3 day Agony:

Waiting for the result of the exam was the most insane of all because you imagined a lot of things, if you will passed or not. But for me I really accepted that I will passed the exam because I did my best and as they say “God will do the rest…”

Then the result were posted at the PRC website, I was so happy and thankful that I passed; that time I cannot asked for more because the long wait was over. The following day I went to Church and thank the Lord and all of the people who help me to achieve one of my dreams.

You can only achieve your dream by believing to yourself and to our Lord;

because Prayer is the most powerful thing in the world!

My PAL experience! (The Flight Attendant Adventure)!

My experience was unforgettable! I was then a fresh grad of BS Medical Technology, my aunt then asked me to apply in Phil. Airlines for the position of being a Flight Attendant. At first I really don’t want to because I was busy studying for my board exam in Fairview, Quezon City. She told my mom that I must try to go to their main office in Pasay. Then my sister told me that why not search it in the net so that I will not have a hard tie going to their main office. However, the PAL doesn’t accept CV online. Then I told my aunt that I was busy and Pasay was so far from Fairview. But then again my aunt really wanted me to go and apply so when I finished my review sessions and went home in Pampanga, I pursued to apply and went to Pasay City.

When I went to their main office, I was shocked because there were no jeepneys or buses, the only public vehicle available was only a cab. From the terminal of buses, I took a cab then when I was in their main office I expect that it will be a long process to pass my CV but then I was amused, you’ll just have to give your CV to the security guard of the PAL and he will be the one to forward it in the HR Department. The guard told me then that I will be called if short listed after a week.

So I was preparing my self for the interview, I try to lose some weight and pamper myself so that I will be presentable. But after 2 days the HR called me(Monday) and I will have my interview on Wednesday. I was so shocked and they texted me about the requirements.

Call time: 8am

Dresscode:

For female:

* polo with short sleeves, blazer, skirt, black closed shoes with heels, hair must be properly bun, wear a make-up

For male:

*pants, long-sleeves, closed shoes

Then I researched about PAL and the experienced of others when they had their interview. A lot of blogs that I read was about the interview proper and the question that was always asked was about “Tell me something about yourself?”. Then I prepared myself for the interview.

Interview day:

You should be 30 minutes early for your interview. Then the most important part is be friendly to your fellow colleague who will also be interviewed and be prepared.

Everyone was staring at me, bec. I was so tall my height is 5’11 then I was wearing heels. Then a group of girls from LPU asked me about my height, they were approachable. I had a good conversation with the, I asked them what they took in college a lot of the took Tourism. When they told me what was my course I told the that I graduated from Pampanga and took BS Med. Technology. They were all shocked and asked me why did I apply for this job, I told them the truth that my aunt just want me to try to apply.

There were a lot of girls in the room, some were really beautiful others were just simple.

Interview proper:

We were told that there will be 3 steps to become a FA.

  1. Initial Interview
  2. Training
  3. Interview by Mr. Ramon Ang

The Training will be held in Tagaytay and Manila with allowance and there will be a grading system, it is composed of their grades in their training and their attitude or character.


I thought that it will be an individual interview with 3 panels, but it was a group interview. They asked us that once we hear our names go in front say your name, age, school and course, then if you have a special skill like talking with different languages you may tell it to the panel and you will have a conversation with them using the language you know. Then walked naturally to the panel and turn around and that’s it! It’s done! 🙂

Also, before the interview they told us to remove all the jewelry that we are wearing. They also look at the make-up, you should really be presentable and your make-up must really fit in to your body complexion. Then your hair must be properly tie, in our batch they wanted to have a black hair so that it is presentable together with their uniform. The hair and uniform’s color must be match. While, the skirt must be above the ankle and the blazer must be color black.

After waiting for about 30 mins., we started I listen to my fellow colleague; some were  graduate of European studies, tourism, aeronautical engineering, and nursing. The interview was fast. When I was called, I rattled, I don’t know why but it was okay because I think I did my best. Then I was the only one they asked about my family background because I was so tall and they told me that I really fit in the plane.

After 2 hours, they gave us the result but unfortunately no one was accepted in our batch. I don”t now whats their requirement on choosing their staff but I would say that they really had a high standard. As in very high, it’s a total package.

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6 steps in Creating a Blog

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I really don’t imagine myself creating a blog, because I really not fond of literature, i really don’t read a lot of fiction books. But then again, these small things can be solved little by little.

Thank you for my parents who choose the right school for me, because I really learn a lot from this school especially my English skills. and thank you for the influence of my friends that i really treasure because without them I will not be so curious to read books, such as hunger games and 50 shades of grey(they are really so influencing, the most influential people hahaha).
I have 6 steps for you on how to create your own blog:

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1. In creating a blog you must first choose a topic you wish to tackle.
2. If you have a lot of ideas in mind write them on a piece of paper.
3. After writing these down, choose one of your most interesting topic.
4. Then search for a lot of literature about your blog and read it.
5. After reading about your topic, you will then need to start writing about the things you learned from it and the things you want to say about your topic, this is called the metanalysis wherein all the information you gain from a lot of sources will be compile in one idea.
6. Then your blog is ready to publish.
These things will surely help you in starting your own blog.  However don’t forget to cite your reference if you’ll be using some of the words in your blog, you may be sued for plagiarism if you just copy and paste other’s article from your blog.