Master Craftsman Program

Discussion in 'The Scottish Rite' started by LDSpears, Dec 12, 2010.

  1. jwhoff

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    Curious brethren. Did you get the just released edition Ritual and Guide? Probably among the first to get the latest edition if you did. I hear there were a few changes made.
     
  2. Tony Siciliano

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    Mine says "Third edition, Revised and Enlarged ©2010". I suppose that's the newest...
     
  3. Jacob Johnson

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    GAH no. I thought the 2nd edition was the most recent. Is there a packet or something with the supplements? It'd be nice to know what's changed.
     
  4. Mac

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    I thought a brief summary of the updates was posted somewhere on the Scottish Rite Store's page for the book, but IIRC the 3rd edition now also includes some ceremonies like the Feast of Tishri (I believe that's the name of it), etc.

    Here's the product description:
    http://www.scottishritestore.org/cg...es&category=1&subcat=8&item_no=RITUALMONITOR3

    It looks like most of the stuff described is in the 2nd edition except this:

    I believe this must be the big addition. Your 2nd edition is still an awesome volume of knowledge, rest assured! I'll treasure mine through subsequent editions if only because of the time spent reading it during the MC program. Kind of like an old edition chemistry book (though that might just be me).
     
  5. jwhoff

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    Gentlemen,

    This is the latest edition.
     
  6. davidterrell80

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    Of course I got my 2nd edition the week before they announced the 3rd... LOL

    I just returned my first lesson for MC1. Having written over 50 graduate-level history papers over the last two years, I hope they dont think I'm an over-achiever for properly footnoting my essay. But, I couldn't resist!
     
  7. Jacob Johnson

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    I'm not entirely sure they read the essays... I think they just make sure you have one for each quiz. The essays are required if you want the certificate and pin. I wrote a good long essay and even asked for thoughts on some things I found pretty exciting. I didn't get any kind of response, unfortunately. I'm thinking that they grade too many quizzes a day to respond.
     
  8. jwhoff

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    Sorry about that Brother Johnson. I received responses to each of my essays. Hopefully, you only experienced this once. Of course, it may have been do to my poor efforts ... sort of a sympathy response on their part.

    :confused1:
     
  9. Jacob Johnson

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    i'm not worried about it. to be honest, all through college i LONGED for the day i got an essay back that wasn't dripping with red ink! I'll be mailing off quiz 5 tomorrow! 1 more quiz in part I, then i'll probably take a week or two off before jumping into part II. As it is, I've pretty much read the entirety of the Monitor, and I've read all of ABTL. That's a lot of reading in a little over a month!
     
  10. Michaelstedman81

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    Just curious, but is there anything extra that you have to do to begin Part II of the MCP? With as busy as I have been with other things, I am about to turn in my 3rd quiz. Was just wondering if when I am done with Part I if they just start sending the Part II stuff automatically or if I need to purchase it or request it somehow. Just wanting to make sure I have it down right so when the time comes I won't have a delay or pause in anything.

    Also, I don't have all of my stuff right here in front of me and I don't remember the exact details, but how many quizes each are there for both Parts I and II?
     
  11. Michaelstedman81

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    Ah, I got one more question...lol Has anyone else noticed at times on the quiz that it will ask a question about something specific, but in both the books it is spelled or worded quite a bit differently? Especially the spelling on certain words that aren't of the English language? Just curious if I am the only one that has noticed anything like that. Heck, I may be going crazy, I don't know..lol
     
  12. jwhoff

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    Once you've finished the first you're good to go. Just jump into it brother. You'll be required to do a couple of 250-plus work essays though. Not difficult at all. Glad to see you carrying through. Have you received your certificate from your local valley yet?

    Some of my guys thought it was strange that I received that certificate before I received my hat box. But, you know, first thing is first.
     
  13. jwhoff

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    Yes I did. Kinda like real life ain't it.
     
  14. Jacob Johnson

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    I just finished up MC I quiz 5. I've had all but 2 questions answered for over a week. Those last 2 were hard to find. I remembered reading about them, but the reading for the 31st and 32nd is like 200 pages... So needless to say I had to re-read to find out where the points of Rendezvous for the Camp were!

    One more quiz in MC I! I may take a short break before I move on to MCII, especially since I still have the first College of the Consistory packet to complete. Does the MCII start over at the 4th degree? If so, it'd probably be much easier to take them concurrently.
     
  15. jwhoff

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    Endeavor to preserver brother, endeavor to preserver. It's all worth the extra light.
     

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