One analogy for writing your dissertation or capstone project is that you will b

One analogy for writing your dissertation or capstone project is that you will bring together data in order to create a narrative to answer the research questions. After analyzing and interpreting the data, this narrative will draw a conclusion. The actual process is more complex, as you have seen, but the synthesis of all you learn is a vital component.
When it comes to your doctoral identity, telling that story also involves the synthesis of what you have learned about yourself.
In this Assignment, you bring together various elements from this course related to your doctoral and scholarly identity in a synthesis paper.
To Prepare
Review your Personal SWOT from Week 2.
Review your scores from the leadership self-assessment in Week 4.
Review your findings from the time management self-assessment in Week 4.
By Day 7
Write a 5- to 7-page paper that includes the sections listed below. These sections provide a narrative interpretation of the data you collected through your SWOT analysis, leadership self-assessment, and time management self-assessment.
Identify Your “Why”: In 4–5 sentences, explain why you are pursuing a doctoral degree in social work.
Personal Analyses Results: Briefly describe the results of your SWOT analysis, time management self-assessment, and leadership self-assessment. Apply your SWOT analysis, time management self-assessment, and leadership self-assessment to your “why.”
Goals: As a transition into your role as a scholar-practitioner, formulate 3 goals you plan to accomplish as a result of (or in conjunction with) completion of your social work doctoral degree. What will you commit to doing? Be sure to apply the findings from your SWOT analysis, leadership self-assessment, and time management self-assessment.
Strengths and Challenges: Describe at least three personal or professional strengths that will aid you in achieving your goals and at least three challenges that might prevent you from reaching your goals. Be sure to apply the findings from your SWOT analysis, leadership self-assessment, and time management self-assessment.
Self-Assessment for Overcoming Challenges: Assess how prepared you are to overcome challenges, describing any strategies you have developed or resources you may draw on to help you achieve your goals. Describe how you will use the tools you have identified to hold yourself accountable to your plan and monitor your progress and how often you will review your progress. What strategies will you put in place to manage risks and or obstacles?
Conclusion: Explain how earning your social work doctoral degree can create opportunities for you, as a change agent, to devise solutions to complex social problems and to effect positive social change in the world, the social work profession, and/or your community.
References: Provide references in APA format for any source material used.

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