The essential information, skills, tools, and techniques necessary for academic success and personal effectiveness at University of Phoenix are introduced in this course. The course develops and applies practical knowledge and skills immediately relevant to first-year university students. Course topics include goal setting and working with personal motivation, understanding and using university resources, developing efficient study habits, making the most of personal learning styles, and how best to manage time and reduce personal stress levels.
Differentiate between academic and casual communication.
Identify university resources required for student success.
Recognize the importance of personal responsibility.
Evaluate goals using SMART criteria.
Describe methods of collaboration.
Describe various learning styles.
Academic Reading Strategies
Explain effective textbook reading.
Recognize strategies for improving reading comprehension.
Demonstrate the key elements of the writing process.
Effective Study Habits
Identify effective study strategies and techniques.
Identify the process of critical thinking.
Examine ethics issues.
Identify personal bias and emotion.
Perform research in the University Library.
Identify sources of information that help with personal academic and career planning.
Construct an academic paragraph.
Create a short presentation.
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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.