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Analysis and Skills Mentoring-Part 2
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NOTE: This course requires compulsory materials to be ordered. Please see the Supplies section for details.

This course is six-months in length and can be completed in as little as two months. The student will spend an average of 4 to 6 hours a week working on this course. If you spend 2-3 hours a week on the course you will complete it in six months; 4-6 hours a week, you will be done in four months; and, of course, 6-8 hours a week, the course is done in two months. Scheduling yourself is the key!

The Analysis and Skills Mentoring Program is designed to promote the quality of the work every genealogist should strive to achieve. Your level of excellence is very relevant to your research projects.

Analysis & Skills Mentoring Program-Part 2 is a continuation of the teaching, testing, and consulting method. This part of the program will focus on the subjects addressed in your Intermediate Level studies and the Analysis & Skills Mentoring Program-Part 1. This course includes required reading from BCG’s Genealogy Standards and Mastering Genealogical Proof, by Thomas W. Jones.

We have prepared the course content to be as generic as possible. Many names, dates, and places may be fictitious. Complete the Basic level courses before starting Analysis & Skills Mentoring Program-Part 2.

An instructor reviews assignments. Two private consultation appointments provide feedback. Assignments and advice regarding the appropriateness and quality of your answers is an integral part of this program.

You’ll have up to six months from the start date to complete and submit all the assignments and the private one-on-one consultations. Schedule your time to work towards completing the course’s required reading, assignments, attend the Virtual Meetings, and consultations with an instructor. You’re provided with a Course Study Plan to track the course in the allotted time.

Course Content

General Notes & Overview
The Learning Process
Course Guidelines

Virtual Meeting - A&S General Discussion

Course Reading Materials - Part 1
Assignments 1 to 3
Private - First Consultation Appointment
Assignments 4 to 6
Course Reading Materials - Part 2
About the Scholarly Article for Review
Virtual Meeting - A&S-Part 1 Article Review
Assignment 7
Private - Second Consultation Appointment

Citing Your Sources
Core Elements
Recommended Reading

Transcriptions, Abstractions, and Extractions
Recommended Reading


Genealogical Proof Standard
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Analysis Process

Scholarly Article Interpretation
How to Read & Study a Scholarly Article

Reading NGSQ Articles
Studying versus Reading
Studying the NGSQ Article
Recommended Reading

NGSQ Scholarly Article for Review

Additional Reading



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