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.
Evaluate sources of information for relevancy, reliability, and bias.
Conducting Research and Presenting Findings
Construct a presentation.
Prepare a research paper using American Psychological Association (APA) formatting standards.
Demonstrate summarizing, paraphrasing, and quoting information from various sources.
Locate sources of relevant academic information in the University Library.
Working in Teams and Writing Basics
Use prewriting techniques in the development of a research paper.
Examine strategies for enhancing team performance.
Identify the benefits and challenges of working and learning in teams.
Techniques for Academic Success
Develop an effective and comprehensive team charter.
Develop strategies for monitoring progress toward goal achievement.
Create a learning plan based on personal learning style, time-management skills, as well as short and long-term goals.
Identify university resources required for student 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.