Why is effective communication important in linking you to these resources?

Communication

Gen/201 foundations for university success

Decision Making and Communication Worksheet

Part 1: Effective Communication

In your academic and professional life, you will make important decisions when communicating with others. Think about the types of decisions you will need to make when communicating both academically and professionally.

Consider the following scenario:

Your class requires you to use a program you must download on your computer. You have waited until Saturday to download the program, and you need it for an assignment that is due on Monday. Now you are having issues with the program.

Write a 150- to 200-word response to the following questions. Enter your response on a new line below the questions.

  • How would you approach solving the problem in this scenario?
  • Whom would you contact first, and why?
  • What are the resources available to support you when obstacles arise?
  • Why is effective communication important in linking you to these resources?

 

Part 2: Writing Process

When writing academically and professionally, you will make important decisions. Think about the writing process and what types of decisions you will make as you write.

Write a 150- to 200-word response to the following questions. Enter your response on a new line below the questions.

  • When you have an essay due in an upcoming course, how will you manage your time to ensure you are able to complete all 5 steps of the writing process (prewriting, organization, drafting, revising, and editing)?
  • What will you do to improve your writing in the workplace based on what you have learned in this course about the writing process? Provide some specific examples. (For example, I will carefully review my emails before sending them out. I will also be sure to use the spelling and grammar checker on any documents I write.)

 

Part 3: Academic Integrity

As a student, you will make important decisions related to academic integrity. There are several resources available to help you on your academic journey.

Access the Center for Writing Excellence. Review the following resources under the University of Phoenix Ethical Standards heading and think about how these resources apply to academic integrity and decisions you will make as a student:

  • Plagiarism Tutorial
  • Student Code of Academic Integrity
  • Plagiarism: APA Style

Write a 150- to 200-word response to the following questions. Enter your response on a new line below the questions.

  • Review the various violations from the Student Code of Academic Integrity. What are 2 examples of violations?
  • What resources available to you as a student would be most useful in preventing each of these 2 examples of violations?
  • Why is integrity important in your professional life?
  • How do you put integrity into practice in your professional life?