Gen 105 Student Survival Guide Final Project

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Student Survival Guide

Index

o Using Axia’s Educational Resources…………………………………………………3-4
o Upholding Academic Honesty………………………………………………………….4

o Setting and Achieving Goals…………………………………………………………4-5

o Managing Time Wisely…………………………………………………………………5

o Fostering Reading Comprehension and Retention……………………………………5-6

o Applying Personality and Learning Styles…………………………………………….6-7

Juggling a career and family while attending college, is difficult to say the least. Thankfully, Axia College and its Instructors have provided a plethora of information and tools designed to help their students succeed. This guide is designed to educate and assist the busy student by compiling essential methods and resources.

Using Axia’s Educational Resources
Axia’s has many online resources available on the student website. Students can access resources by clicking the My Learning Resources tab from the home page of the student website then clicking the Tools and Tutorials tab. Resources available are listed below: Center for Writing Excellence – Equips students with essential tools and skills required for successful papers. Writepoint is an automated review system for grammar and punctuation mistakes. The Plagiarism Checker reviews written work to ensure authenticity of information. Tutorials and Guides provides lessons to improve grammar skills as well as samples of documents, reference citations, and thesis statements. University Library – provides a plethora of online articles, books, dissertations and thesis databases used to cite or research information needed for academic studies. The Library features an online encyclopedia, dictionary and statistical data available for review. The Library’s search feature can be used to locate specific articles and topics of interest. Downloads – Available to students not currently meeting software requirements needed for available resources or are looking to upgrade. Downloads include: Internet Explorer, Outlook Express, Adobe Reader 6.0, Macromedia Flash and Shockwave Players, Microsoft Office Online File Converters and Viewers, Netscape, and the University of Phoenix custom screensaver. Center for Mathematical Excellence - Students review their current math knowledge, brush up on skills needed for college learning, and utilize the online tutoring tool. Study aids and coping skills for anxiety relief are also available. OLS Tutorial for Students – Tutorial designed to familiarize students with distant learning at Axia. Complete the online tour to review types of forums, class discussions, locating course materials and essential resources.

Upholding Academic Honesty
Comply with Axia College’s Academic Honesty Policy at all times. The policy is posted within the Plagiarism checker. Examples of academic dishonesty: Plagiarism; presenting another’s work as one’s own, failing to cite resources properly, double dipping or using work previously completed by student without proper citations, fabrications, misrepresentations, copyright infringement and collusion are not tolerated at Axia College. Utilize the Plagiarism Checker resource prior to submitting each assignment to ensure originality. Should plagiarism be found, the checker will provide references to be cited. Consequences for violating academic rules and guidelines may vary per incident, to the schools discretion but should not be taken lightly. Students considering academic dishonesty should expect this behavior to lead to a failing grade, expulsion from school, and loss of financial aid funds.

Setting and Achieving Goals
Setting and achieving goals are essential to success. Students are urged to set long-term and short-term personal and educational goals and consider how they relate to an Axia degree. Goals should be...
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