Survival Guide

It can be used for all types of assignments such as researching articles and journals and gives the student all of the information needed to make sure they follow APA guidelines and get all possible points for an assignment. There are plenty of different resource that can be used like the Center of Writing Excellence, which is very useful and helps by making a student aware of different types of errors that they have on their paper work before they submit it to keep points from being deducted.

Another good resource would be the Plagiarism checker, which checks assignments to make sure a student hasn’t copied or pasted another student or someone else’s work, which would also be called stealing and is not acceptable. University of Phoenix library resources also gives you accurate information that you cannot get from other online sources. Upholding Academic Honesty: Students are expected to be honest and ethical on all academic work. Academic honesty can include altering or misusing documents, impersonating, misrepresenting, or knowingly providing false information regarding completion of course assignments or quizzes.

If a student commits being dishonest, they are held accountable for it. Also students who engage in academic dishonest can be denied additional/ continued courses or registration and may be denied certification credits. Academic honesty plays an equally important role in a student’s path of achieving success within the frame work of learning, it is a respected character that is carried with a student throughout their academic career. Academic honesty sets the tone for the quality of work a student produces.

A piece of work created by a learning student should possess the quality of originality and if work is created by another individual source it should be cited using Axia’s APA guidelines. Setting and Achieving Goals: Setting and achieving goals is crucial to the academic success of a student. Most students prior to entering a higher learning program sets both long and short term goals that need to be met by the end of the program. A short term goal may be as simple as taking the initiative and applying it to a specific college.

Once accepted a student may begin to set their long-term goals. A Long term goal can be completing a degree and trying to keep a certain grade point average in the process of completing the degree. In setting both short and long term goals it is important to have a concept of time or a completion date as to when you might expect to achieve the goal that has been set. Setting time frames will help both short and long term goals be achieved more easily. Managing Time Wisely: Time management skills are important qualities that every student should possess.

Managing time wisely and effectively is also a valuable tool to use when working towards receiving a degree in higher learning. It is an important key in being successful in an academic field. As a student you can refer to your syllabus on a daily basis to keep you on track. As a student it’s good to plan out your school week using a course calendar to help keep things organized. It’s good to set aside maybe two or three hours a day to plan out and work on lessons regarding your education, this way you don’t get behind as often and can also help you to stay on rack. Another good thing to do is write down a list of important things that need to be done and an expected due date. Fostering Reading Comprehension and Retention: Reading comprehension requires a great deal of patience and focus. The SQ3R method is a good process to use to retain what you’ve read and also break down what you’ve read to better understand it. In order for a student to thoroughly comprehend a subject matter he/ she should find a very quiet area, one where there will be minimum to no interruptions.

It is also good to be comfortable when beginning to read an assigned reading. The student should eat, tune out noise from daily events and focus on the reading material that has been assigned. It is beneficial to take notes during the process of retention, it helps foster reading retention and helps commit to the memory of information that I have absorbed. Every student should practice these skills until they have it down packed and master it and they should be set.

Adapting Work Habits To Fit Your Personality: Personality and learning styles are two of the greatest keys to academic success. Personality and learning style is a reflection of one’s unique individual makeup. Personality can make or break a student’s ability to be successful in the classroom. Personality and style is equally important. There are many different learning styles. A student can be a visual learner, auditory learner or a kinesthetic learner. Learning styles reflect and incorporate a student’s personality style.

A student will be most successful at achieving his/ her academic success if they have a basic understanding of what their learning style is and how their personality style can impact their learning style. Once a student has mastered this skill it should make the academic road more smooth and less bumpy and free of obstacles. Each student is responsible and accountable for their own success and they should not have a problem with being successful if they follow guidelines in this guide.