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 GEN/201

FOUNDATIONS FOR UNIVERSITY SUCCESS

 

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GEN 201 Week 1 Preparing for Academic Success
 

Complete the University of Phoenix Material: Academic Success Worksheet.

Submit your assignment by clicking the Assignment Files tab above.

Preparing for Academic Success Worksheet

Answer each question below in at least 75 words per question, reflecting on your current abilities, and identify resources to strengthen your skills. Refer to the videos, readings, and other weekly assignments to help you compose your answers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Question
Your reflection
How would you define academic readiness?
 
What concerns, if any, do you have with academic writing and reading?
 
What two university resources will you use to strengthen your writing and reading skills (refer to your Student Resources Worksheet)?
 
What is your personal learning style (refer to the Ch. 1 Aplia homework)?
 
What is an advantage and disadvantage of your personal learning style?
 
How does knowing your personal learning style help you be successful?
 
How can you strengthen your personal learning style?
 
Do you feel you are ready for the academic and financial commitment of attending college?
 
How can goal setting and time management help you reach your goals?
 
 

 

 

 

 

GEN 201 Week 1 Student Resources Worksheet
 

Complete the University of Phoenix Material: Student Resources Worksheet.

Submit your assignment by clicking the Assignment Files tab above.

Student Resources Worksheet

 

Resources provided by University of Phoenix can contribute to your academic, personal, and professional success. Support resources include a variety of helpful websites and tools that can assist you in completing assignments, connecting to other students, and searching for careers.

 

Instructions

 

Complete the following Scavenger Hunt Matrix regarding student resources provided by the university. In the first column, list the steps used to locate each resource. In the second column, explain how each resource might contribute to your success.

 

 Scavenger Hunt Matrix
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Student resource
List the specific steps you used to locate each resource.
Explain how you can use each resource to support your academic, career, or personal success.
Course syllabus
 
 
Academic policies
 
 
Instructor policies
 
 
University Academic Catalog
 
 
PhoenixConnect
 
 
University Library
 
 
Center for Writing Excellence
 
 
Student store
 
 
University Marketplace
 
 
Life Resource Center
 
 
Phoenix Career Services
 
 
Student workshops
 
 
Technical Support phone number
 
 
 

 

 
 

 

 

GEN 201 Week 1 Responsible Borrowing
 

Complete the University of Phoenix Material: Responsible Borrowing Worksheet.

Submit your assignment by clicking the Assignment Files tab above.

Responsible Borrowing Worksheet

 

Many students acquire federal student loans to pay for college. The goal of this assignment is to help you learn how to borrow responsibly, which means that you do not borrow at all or that you may borrow only what you truly need. To borrow responsibly, you must understand your options and establish a financial plan for your entire program. With that plan in place, you can focus on your courses and make connections with instructors and other students.

 

Step 1

 

Watch the “Responsible Borrowing (Financial Aid)” video on the orientation website (http://www.phoenix.edu/student-orientation.html). Respond to the following questions:

 

 

 

 

What is financial aid?
 

 

How do grants differ from loans?
 

 

What effect does class attendance have on funding availability?
 

 

 

Step 2

 

Navigate to the Your Student Loans category of the Financial Services PhoenixConnect Community. Explore the resources provided, as well as some of the discussions shared by community members. Pay special attention to the following posts, and use them to answer the follow-up questions.

 

 

 

 

Know Your Repayment Options (https://portal.phoenix.edu/social/thread/94586)
 

 

Minimize Student Loan Borrowing (https://portal.phoenix.edu/social/thread/94695)
 

 

Creating an Educational Financial Plan (https://portal.phoenix.edu/social/thread/95046)
 

 

 

Respond to the following questions:

 

 

 

 

What did you find about student loan repayment plans?
 

 

Why is having an educational financial plan important?
 

 

 

Step 3

 

 

Access the Financial Plan (http://www.phoenix.edu/financialplanassignment). Enter your program, and respond to the questions. Explore the information about options for payment, reducing costs, and military students (if applicable). If you have already completed the plan as part of the enrollment process, you can use those results for this step.
 

 

 

 

Based on this plan, what is your estimated monthly payment when you enter repayment?
 

 

As a result of completing the plan, what changes can you make to reduce the amount you might borrow? Why?
 

 

 

 
 

 

 

GEN 201 Week 2 Thesis Statement and Informal Outline Worksheet
 

Complete the University of Phoenix Material: Thesis Statement and Informal Outline Worksheet.

Submit your assignment by clicking the Assignment Files tab above.

Thesis Statement and Informal Outline Worksheet

 

In this course, you will write a 1,050- to 1,400-word comprehensive Continuing Academic Success essay, due in Week 5.  The Week 5 essay will help you apply what you learned in this course and take responsibility for your success in your education and your career. Please review the requirements for the Week 5 assignment to become familiar with the instructions.  Starting this week, and in the weeks to come, we will be building upon an outline with a thesis statement, subtopics, and research to assist in your final paper.

 

For this week, using the Center for Writing Excellence resources, provide your thesis statement and begin creating the informal outline for your Continuing Academic Success essay assignment. Include the following in your outline this week:

 

 

 

The benefit of creating educational goals, including at least one educational goal you set for yourself
 

 

Your personal learning style, as well as how knowing your learning style can help you be successful as you move through your program and career
 

 

How the writing process can help you advance your education and career
 

 

Which resources, inside and outside of the university, you can use to help you reach your goals and make you more successful
 

 

An explanation of the importance of academic integrity
 

 

 

Thesis Statement

 

This is a one-sentence summary of your Week 5 paper that will be based on the bulleted items above.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Informal Outline

 

Each topic below should be a main idea for a paragraph that might be in your Week 5 assignment (see bulleted items above).  Each support point should be something that you plan to write about that relates to the corresponding topic.

 

 

 

Topic 1 

 

 

 

Support
 

 

Support
 

 

 
 

 

Topic 2 

 

 

 

Support
 

 

Support
 

 

 
 

 

Topic 3 

 

 

 

Support
 

 

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Topic 4
 

 

 

 

 

 

Support
 

 

Support
 

 

 

 

 

Topic 5 

 

 

 

Support
 

 

Support
 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

GEN 201 Week 3 Using Sources
 

Complete the University of Phoenix Material: Using Sources Worksheet using the three sources you located for the Continuing Academic Success paper.

Submit your assignment by clicking the Assignment Files tab above.

Using Sources

 

Review the Continuing Academic Success assignment requirements from Week 5.

Conduct research in the University Library to find at least three sources that are relevant for your Week 5 essay.

Complete the following table for each source you have chosen. Include the original passage when you provide the summary, paraphrase, and quote.

 

Source 1
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
Title of the article
 
Why did you choose this article?
 
Is the article credible? How?
 
Is the author biased? How do you know?
 
Is the article relevant? How?
 
Find a passage you might use and summarize it.
 
Find a passage you might use and paraphrase it.
 
Locate a direct quote that might fit into your paper.
 
Formal APA citation (Try using the citation generator in the University Library for additional information. This formal citation is what you will use for your reference page in your Week 5 essay.)
 
 

 

Source 2
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
Title of the article
 
Why did you choose this article?
 
Is the article credible? How?
 
Is the author biased? How do you know?
 
Is the article relevant? How?
 
Find a passage you might use and summarize it.
 
Find a passage you might use and paraphrase it.
 
Locate a direct quote that might fit into your paper.
 
Formal APA citation (Try using the citation generator in the University Library for additional information. This formal citation is what you will use for your reference page in your Week 5 essay.)
 
 

 

Source 3
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
Title of the article
 
Why did you choose this article?
 
Is the article credible? How?
 
Is the author biased? How do you know?
 
Is the article relevant? How?
 
Find a passage you might use and summarize it.
 
Find a passage you might use and paraphrase it.
 
Locate a direct quote that might fit into your paper.
 
Formal APA citation (Try using the citation generator in the University Library for additional information. This formal citation is what you will use for your reference page in your Week 5 essay.)
 
 

 

 

 
 

 

 

GEN 201 Week 4 Critical Thinking and Ethics Assignment Options
 

Choose one of the following options to complete your Week 4 Individual Assignment:

Option A

Write a paper of at least 350 to 700 words describing the relationship between critical thinking and ethics.

Include the following in your paper:

 

 

 

A definition of critical thinking
 

 

A description of the steps in the critical-thinking process
 

 

An explanation of how you can use critical-thinking when solving problems and the benefits of doing so
 

 

A summary of your blind spot and preferred ethical lens from the Ethical Lens Inventory
 

 

An explanation of how your personal ethics influences your decision making
 

 

An explanation of how ethics apply to professional and societal responsibilities
 

 

Format your assignment according to appropriate course-level APA guidelines.

Submit your assignment to the Assignment Files tab.

 

Option B

Write a 350- 700-word letter to the CEO of your current workplace or your imagined workplace in the future in which you lobby your organization for more of the following:

 

 

 

Community outreach
 

 

Diversity in the workplace
 

 

Persuade your CEO of the need for more training, volunteering or events centered around community outreach and diversity in the workplace and include discussion of the following in your letter:

 

 

 

A definition of critical thinking
 

 

A description of the steps in the critical-thinking process
 

 

How the critical thinking process relates to your appraisal and recommendations for more community outreach and diversity in your organization
 

 

How an examination of your own ethics relates to your decision making
 

 

How ethics apply to professional and societal responsibilities
 

 

Format your assignment according to appropriate course-level APA guidelines.

Submit your assignment to the Assignment Files tab.

 

 

 

 

GEN 201 Week 5 Career Interests and Market Research Worksheet
 

Refer to the Interest Assessment activity on the Phoenix Career Services website.

Complete the University of Phoenix Material: Careers Interests and Market Research Worksheet.

Submit your assignment by clicking the Assignment Files tab above.

Career Interests and Market Research Worksheet

 

Complete the Career Interest Profiler activity on the Phoenix Career Services website. To access the interest profiler, click on Set Your Goals. Then, complete Step 1.2. At the end of Step 1.2, Click Go to the Career Exploration tool to access the career interest profiler.

Select two careers you are interested in based on the results of the Interest Assessment activity.

Conduct labor market research on the two careers, and fill in the following table regarding the research you conducted.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
Career 1
Career 2
What is the career?
 
 
What interests you about this career?
 
 
Is there a hiring demand?
 
 
What are the educational requirements?
 
 
What are the experience requirements?
 
 
What are the skill requirements?
 
 
 

 

Based on your research, which career path would you prefer to pursue? Why?

 

 
 

 

 

GEN 201 Week 5 Continuing Academic Success
 

Write a 1,050- to 1,400-word comprehensive paper. A comprehensive paper should incorporate concepts from your previous GEN/201 coursework including but not limited to: The Continuing Academic Success Thesis/Outline, Critical Thinking/Ethics Inventory, and the Sources Assignments.

Use the template provided to assist in your paper.

The final paper’s focus is to help you share what you learned throughout your studies in GEN/201, including how you will apply this knowledge to take responsibility for your success in your education and your career.

Include the following concepts and ideas in your final paper:

 

 

 

Create an opening statement or thesis, developing a core theme for your paper (i.e. Continuing Academic Success).
 

 

Include at least one educational goal and one career goal and how setting goals can lead to greater educational and career success.
 

 

Discuss how the writing process discussed in GEN201 can help you advance in your education and your career.
 

 

Share an example of how the information from your Ethical Lens Inventory can help you make better decisions and how this impacts your educational and career success.
 

 

Elaborate on the steps will you take to improve your critical-thinking skills to help you advance academically. Use the critical thinking information you explored in GEN201.
 

 

Highlight the university resources you will use to ensure academic success and also consider the benefits and challenges of working with outside sources.
 

 

As you conclude the paper feel free to include any other important lessons you learned in this course and summarize.
 

 

The paper format should include the following:

 

 

 

An introduction
 

 

A body incorporating the ideas below as well as a minimum of three properly cited and referenced sources from the University Library
 

 

A conclusion
 

 

A reference page
 

 

Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines. Run a Grammarly Report and proofread your paper.

Submit your assignment to the Assignment Files tab.

 

 
 
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