Starting with the Basics

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Starting with the Basics

Log on to the student website. Explore the resources available on the site and use them to answer the following questions.

Academic Help

1. WHAT ARE THE SIX MATH LABS AVAILABLE FOR STUDY IN THE CENTER FOR MATHEMATICS EXCELLENCE? HINT. CLICK RUNNING START BY ALEKS AND LOOK ABOVE OTHER MATH CONTENT.

a. Self-assessment
b. ALEKS math’s refresher
c. Pre-algebra review
d. Algebra 1
e. Algebra 2
f. Introduction to statistic
g.

2. Which three reviewing services are available to students through the Center for Writing Excellence?

a. Write Point
b. CWE Review
c. Plagiarism Checker

3. Which formatting tool does University of Phoenix offer you to create a document consistent with APA guidelines?

Writing and style guidelines.

4. Which resources in the Tutorials & Guides section of the Center for Writing Excellence offer tips about how to format using APA style according to the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th edition)?

APA Information.

5. Use the following information to correctly build a reference consistent with APA guidelines:

• Book title: Understanding Health Insurance: A Guide to Billing and Reimbursement • Edition: 9th
• Authors: Michelle A. Green and JoAnn C. Rowell
• City of publication: Clifton Park
• State of publication: New York
• Name of the publisher: Delmar Cengage Learning
• Year the book was published: 2008

Green, M. A., & Rowell, J. C. (2008). A Guide to Billing and Reimbursement. 9th, New York: Delmar Cengage Learning.

6. Reference any book you have available. Use the proper APA formatting to reference your book. Examples and help can be found in the Library tab under Useful Links on the right side.

Cottin, m. (2011). La nube. Venezuela, : Graficas Lauki.

1. What are the five icon headings available in the Grammar and Writing Guides section of the Center for Writing Excellence?

a. Writing style
b. Grammar mechanism
c. English Language Learners
d. Plagiarism
e. Grammar Glossary

2. Locate the definitions of active and passive voice using the Writing Style resources in the Grammar and Writing Guide. Identify which of the following sentences is written in the active voice and which is written in passive voice.

Definition of active and passive voice: A sentence construction showing simply a subject and what happens to it is called “the passive voice.” It consists of a form of the verb be (be, am, are, is, was, were, will be, has been, have been, etc.) and a participle (often a word ending in “ed”)—The employee was fired, the war will be ended, the papers are corrected, etc. Good writers prefer active voice because it is often more interesting (and informative) to read. Active voice examples: The Company fired the employee, the politicians will end the war, the teacher corrects the papers, etc. The passive voice is useful when what happened is more important than who or what did it.

• a.Some of the content of this document was submitted by Mary. Passive voice • b.Mary submitted some of the content of this document. Active voice

1. Define plagiarism in your own words. Explain the difference between summarizing, paraphrasing, and plagiarizing. Use the Plagiarism resources in the Grammar and Writing Guides to assist you. How will you avoid plagiarism in your college work? Explain your answers in at least 50 words.

Plagiarism is when someone is using similar words or ideas from another author and make the work his or her own.

1. Using commas and semicolons, add the correct punctuation to the following sentences:

a. Karen is a knowledgeable, intelligent person.
b. Roger left the bookstore; he met the learning team at the coffee shop.

University Library

1. WHAT ARE THE THREE MAJOR ARTICLE DATABASES FOUND IN THE UNIVERSITY...
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