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Appendix H ENG/102 Version 4 1 Associate Level Material Appendix H Appropriate Style Guidelines A central aspect of the Teaching-Learning Model at University of Phoenix 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 to avoid plagiarizing the work of other authors and to maintain academic honesty. Academic honesty is highly valued at the university—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? University of Phoenix requires APA style as the standardized format in all programs. APA style is taken from the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association . Many colleges and
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