Student Survival Guide
Axia College of University of Phoenix
Using Axia’s Educational Resources
Axia offers many educational resources. The first thing to do is log on to axias website. Click on the go to class icon and check the messages posted on the message board. Your instructor has posted a few topics. Read all the messages posted. Print and download your course syllabus, course calendar, and course appendices.
One of the educational recourses Axia offers is online tutorials. To learn to navigate the University Library complete the library tutorial located in your axcess page. The tutorial will review how to find information on the database. The tutorial goes into great detail on the several different ways to research. There are three main databases. EBSCOhost, ProQuest, and Thomson Gale PowerSearch all have articles to search through. If you still have troubles navigating the library you can always click on ask the Librarian icon.
The University Library makes is very easy to identify key information within articles. After you perform your basic search, a list of articles will appear. The page breaks the articles into parts such as: author(s), publication date, database name and the article title. Another nice feature offered is the indication if the article is peer reviewed.
Upholding Academic Honesty
Understanding Axia’s academic honesty policy is important to the student. It’s no different from most honesty policies. Basically don’t plagiarize. Axia offers a wonderful tool in the Center for writing excellence, the plagiarism checker. You can submit any paper and check it to make sure that you have not accidentally plagiarized.
Plagiarism whether accidental or intentional has consequences that are serious. You can receive a failing grade for a paper, a failing grade for the course, suspension, notice in your student records, and much more.
There are many things you can do to avoid plagiarism. First...