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.
Develop a personal plan that outlines your academic and career future.
Explain the long term results and value of higher education.
Describe the role of ethics in critical thinking.
Identify personal bias and emotion.
Identify the process of critical thinking.
University Library and Resources
Explain effective use of the library and other University resources.
Evaluate sources of information for reliability and credibility.
Identify support options offered by the University.
Demonstrate familiarity with Student Code of Conduct, Certificate of Originality, and Code of Academic Integrity.
Recognize the importance of personal and professional responsibility.
Introduction to Academic Writing
Differentiate between academic and casual communication.
Demonstrate the key elements of the writing process.
Reading and Comprehension Strategies
Recognize strategies for improving reading comprehension.
Describe the purpose of primary source material.
Explain effective textbook reading.
Effective Study Habits
Describe effective learning strategies for an online learning environment.
Identify your personal learning style.
Describe how various learning styles might affect study habits, and vice versa.
Identify effective study strategies and techniques.
Effective Goal Setting
Identify strategies for balancing academic expectations and personal or professional responsibilities.
Identify strategies for time and stress management.
Identify personal and career goals using learned strategies.
Evaluate goals using SMART criteria.
The University of Phoenix Experience
Describe academic skills and their application to professional development.
Describe the University Learning Goals.
Identify classroom resources required for student success.
Describe the University of Phoenix classroom expectations.
The University of Phoenix reserves the right to modify courses.
While widely available, not all programs are available in all locations or in both online and on-campus formats. Please check with a University Enrollment Advisor.
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.