This course examines the skills necessary for successful critical thinking, teamwork, research, and communication. The course is designed to aid adult learners in acquiring and improving the core competencies that are necessary at University of Phoenix. Students examine their reasons for returning to school and develop strategies for achieving educational goals in school, work, and personal settings. Students are also introduced to the university library and learn how to access its resources successfully.
Identify university resources required for student success.
Create a learning plan based on personal learning style, time-management skills, as well as short and long-term goals.
Develop strategies for monitoring progress toward goal achievement.
Develop an effective and comprehensive team charter.
Working in Teams and Writing Basics
Identify the benefits and challenges of working and learning in teams.
Examine strategies for enhancing team performance.
Use prewriting techniques in the development of a research paper.
Conducting Research and Presenting Findings
Locate sources of relevant academic information in the University Library.
Demonstrate summarizing, paraphrasing, and quoting information from various sources.
Prepare a research paper using American Psychological Association (APA) formatting standards.
Construct a presentation.
Evaluate sources of information for relevancy, reliability, and bias.
Examine ethics issues in an academic setting.
List strategies for increasing academic success.
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Transferability of credit is at the discretion of the receiving institution. It is the student’s responsibility to confirm whether or not credits earned at University of Phoenix will be accepted by another institution of the student’s choice.
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