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Communication Skills For Graduate Study

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This course provides students with an introduction to strategies for academic success at the graduate level. Topics include oral and written communication, methods for finding and evaluating course resources, critical thinking, program standards, stress and time management, and collaborative processes.

This graduate-level course is 6 This course is available as part of a degree or certificate program. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 6

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    Research and Information Utilization

    • Evaluate the reliability and validity of various sources of secondary research.
    • Use scholarly resources to support academic assertions.
    • Identify what constitutes plagiarism.
    • Prepare an annotated bibliography using APA formatting and citation requirements.

    Competencies for Academic Success

    • Discuss how the degree you are pursuing will help you achieve your career goals.
    • Identify best practices for managing time and stress.
    • Utilize various University of Phoenix tools, resources, policies, and procedures to effectively manage your learning experience.


    • Identify ethical traits, concepts, and principles.
    • Evaluate the importance of ethical reasoning and ethical decision making.

    Critical and Creative Thinking

    • Apply critical and creative thinking skills to personal and professional development.
    • Identify characteristics of critical and creative thinking.
    • Explain how critical and creative thinking contribute to the quality of decisions.

    Collaboration and Team Dynamics

    • Examine how team collaboration benefits the development of academic projects.
    • Differentiate between the needs of individuals and groups in a group setting.
    • Collaborate with Learning Team members to prepare an assignment using APA format.

    Written Communication Skills

    • Evaluate personal writing strengths and weaknesses.
    • Identify the characteristics and expectations of graduate level writing.
    • Utilize the requirements of the APA format.
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