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Students Survival Guide Essay

1059 words - 5 pages

Student’s Survival Guide
Brandie Bowland
Axia College
July 12, 2009

So I am coming to the end of the 9 weeks of my first two classes. When I first decided to take on going back to school I was thinking to myself “What have I just gotten myself into?” Then came my first day and I was thinking “I hope that I am not in over my head!” Turns out that it wasn’t as hard as I thought it was going to be. This class made it very easy to learn how to access the resources that are available to me as a student at Axia College. I am writing this survival guide as a resource for me to look back on in the future. Some of the things that were covered in this course that will be of use ...view middle of the document...

There are a few different databases located at the University Library that only students have access to, to be able to conduct research. There are workshops that you are able to sign up to take that cover many different topics, as well as tutorials that are available too.
The next topic that I want to touch base on is upholding academic honesty. This is a very important topic at Axia College. Academic honesty covers plagiarism. There are resources available to students to ensure that plagiarism doesn’t happen. Through the library you are able to submit any papers that you write to be checked for plagiarism before you submit them to your instructor. With this tool there is never an excuse for plagiarism.
One of the most useful things that were taught in this course was about setting and achieving goals. Being able to make a list of my short-term and long-term goals and put timelines to them really opened my eyes to some of the things that I need to do to be able to accomplish my goals in life. Along the way I am sure that there will be obstacles but as long as I stick to my goals and stay on track everything should be fine. I don’t plan on letting anything come between me and my goal to obtain my degree.
Another important subject that was gone over during this course was managing time wisely. Everyone could use help with this. Even those who think that they are already good at managing their time found that they could improve some things. One of the hardest things about going back to school is being able to juggle school, work, and family responsibilities. Because of the way University of Phoenix has the classes laid out; it can actually be kind of easy. You only have to take two classes every 9 weeks. Two classes are easy to balance. Also, since the classes are all online and you don’t have to go sit in a class at a scheduled time, juggling between school, work, and home life is pretty easy. You...

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