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Appendix HENG/102 Version 41Associate Level MaterialAppendix HAppropriate Style GuidelinesA central aspect of the Teaching-Learning Model at University of Phoenix is the degree ofemphasis placed on written and verbal communication skills. To succeed in your college coursesand in your chosen profession, you must be able to communicate in a clear, concise, and correctmanner.Universities and colleges normally require a standardized format for written communication. Byadopting one style for all writing assignments, instructors are able to assess content and applythe same evaluation techniques to all students’ papers in a consistent manner. Following a formalstyle also adds credibility and validity to your writing: It will be much easier for your readers tofollow the flow of your ideas and to locate information in your paper.Academic HonestyAdditionally, you must apply consistent style guidelines to credit your sources, which helps you toavoid plagiarizing the work of other authors and to maintain academic honesty. Academichonesty is highly valued at the university—so highly valued, in fact, that the following passageexplaining the importance of academic honesty is included in the syllabus for every course:University of Phoenix students utilize university resources with honesty and integrity. Theseresources 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 mustacknowledge references from original works, avoid plagiarism, and use writing and formattingstyles generally accepted as sound academic writing.Academic dishonesty could involve the following:Having a tutor or friend complete a portion of your assignmentsHaving a reviewer make extensive revisions to an assignmentCopying work submitted by another student to a public class meetingUsing information from online information services without proper citationAPA Guidelines for Form and AppearanceWhat Is APA?University of Phoenix requires APA style as the standardized format in all programs. APA style istaken from thePublication Manual of the American Psychological Association. Many colleges and

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