Final Project: Student Survival Guide
Having been a member of this class for the last nine weeks, I have learned many valuable skills that will prove invaluable in reaching my educational goals. Reflecting back, here are some highlights:
In Week 3, I was introduced to the resources available through the University Library. This must be one of the greatest evolutions of the Information Age. So much material is available by tapping a few keys on my keyboard that a project can be studied in a matter of minutes rather than by trips to an actual library, whether the desired books are available and then finding the information in the book or periodical. The University has powerful search engines that sort articles by relevance, author, date, or any other category desired. Key words in a chose article are highlighted, narrowing the search even further. All this information can then be downloaded to any media for later reference or use.
Week 4 discussed Academic Honesty. I concluded by the end of the week that honesty is really up to the individual. Even though the Plagiarism Checker is available, it is up to the student to come up with original thoughts and translate them into an organized, written document. Having been educated about the importance of honesty, the consequences of plagiarism leave little room for leniency. The Checker can be used as a way to reassure myself that no other documents similar to my own exist.
Week 5 required an examination of my academic and career goals. This was helpful because it made me think about where my efforts were going to lead me and start planning for opportunities that will present themselves in the future. The degree I will learn lays the foundation for further education, helps develop and knowledge base I can apply to my business ventures and will keep me on the road to future success. It also is conducted in an environment that encourages communication with faculty and fellow students to help overcome...