This course provides new graduate students in University of Phoenix programs with an introduction to strategies for academic success within the University of Phoenix adult learning model. Topics include oral and written communication, methods for finding and evaluating course resources, critical thinking, program standards, stress and time management, and Learning Team processes.
Differentiate between the needs of individuals and groups in a group setting.
Collaborate with Learning Team members to prepare an assignment using APA format.
Examine how team collaboration benefits the development of academic projects.
Written Communication Skills
Utilize the requirements of the APA format.
Identify the characteristics and expectations of graduate level writing.
Evaluate personal writing strengths and weaknesses.
Competencies for Academic Success
Identify best practices for managing time and stress.
Utilize various University of Phoenix tools, resources, policies, and procedures to effectively manage your learning experience.
Discuss how the degree you are pursuing will help you achieve your career goals.
Critical and Creative Thinking
Explain how critical and creative thinking contribute to the quality of decisions.
Identify characteristics of critical and creative thinking.
Apply critical and creative thinking skills to personal and professional development.
Identify ethical traits, concepts, and principles.
Evaluate the importance of ethical reasoning and ethical decision making.
Research and Information Utilization
Prepare an annotated bibliography using APA formatting and citation requirements.
Discuss what constitutes plagiarism.
Use scholarly resources to support academic assertions.
Evaluate the reliability and validity of various sources of secondary research.
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