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Appropriate Style Guidelines A central aspect of the Teaching-Learning Model at Axia College is the degree of emphasis placed on written and verbal communication skills. To succeed in your college courses and in your chosen profession, you must be able to communicate in a clear, concise, and correct manner. Universities and colleges normally require a standardized format for written communication. By adopting one style for all writing assignments, instructors are able to assess content and apply the same evaluation techniques to all students’ papers in a consistent manner. Following a formal style also adds credibility and validity to your writing: It will be much easier for your readers to follow the flow of your ideas and to locate information in your paper. Academic Honesty Additionally, you must apply consistent style guidelines to credit your sources, which helps you avoid plagiarizing the work of other authors and maintain academic honesty. Academic honesty is highly valued at Axia College campus—so highly valued, in fact, that the following passage explaining the importance of academic honesty is included in the syllabus for every course: University of Phoenix students utilize university resources with honesty and integrity. These resources include, but are not limited to, the online library, online consultation with faculty, and registration systems. In addition to truthful representation in these areas, students must acknowledge references from original works, avoid plagiarism, and use writing and formatting styles generally accepted as sound academic writing. Academic dishonesty could involve the following: Having a tutor or friend complete a portion of your assignments Having a reviewer make extensive revisions to an assignment Copying work submitted by another student to a public class meeting Using information from online information services without proper citation APA Guidelines for Form and Appearance What is APA? Axia College requires APA as the standardized format in all programs. APA style is taken from the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association . Many colleges and universities use APA to format papers in sociology, business, economics, nursing, social work, and criminology courses. All your Axia papers must meet certain criteria for form and appearance, including the following:
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This note was uploaded on 05/30/2011 for the course APA 101 taught by Professor A during the Spring '11 term at University of Phoenix.

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