University of Phoenix Axia
Student Survival Guide
By Nathan Harpst
Next a good idea is to download mycourse syllabus, and course calendar. This will give mean outline of the work to be done. Then download all thecourse materials. They are all formatted for Microsoft Word, PDF, or they could be links to different websites. These materials are mineto keep and are printer friendly. It is a good idea to print these off as well to add any notes for quick reference should I forget and need a quick reference to access the resources. These notes also come in handy when I am preparing for a final project.
If I start to get nervous there is no reason to be. Axia has wonderful tools available to help me check
and double check mywork to be sure it is original, and within the guidelines. One example, as we discussed earlier, is WritePoint. With WritePoint, I submit thepaper and it will check it for originality. If there happens to be an entry that is too familiar with a source I may of used. That source will be in a list.. WritePoint will also correct grammatical errors, as wellgive suggestions. The plagiarism checker is another helpful tool. It will scan thework, looking for any possible stolen material.
Next, setting and achieving goals. This is where I sit down and think about myself a little bit. What I want to get out of life, my education, or even myjob. Setting goals is an effective way to be sure everything is going the right way. Start by thinking of some long-term goals. Make sure they are reachable. If my goal is something I am unable to achieve, like holding my breath for 3 hours under water, I am only going to let myself down. I need to make them challenging to keep my interest, but make them doable, and set a time frame for completion.
To help assist me in goals, I will also remember how to balance mytime wisely. A schedule is a good idea to ensure that I allow enough time for classes as well as time for myself. Late assignments count...