Academic Success

1179 words 5 pages
Continuing Academic Success

Kasey E Marsh II

Gen/200

3/1/2015
Susie Holiday

Continuing Academic Success

The end is near to my first class at the University of Phoenix. As I continue on with my education, I would like to have great academic success. Academic success can be achieved by being aware of one’s goals, the writing process and the importance of critical thinking skills. By knowing these things, I believe my academic success will be achievable.
Goals
Setting goals in life is the key to my success. I feel that without goals the task you do in life has little to no purpose. “A goal is whatever an individual is striving to accomplish in their life”(Alispahić, n.d., p. 197). There is a lot I would
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“Critical thinking is that mode of thinking—about any subject, content, or problem—in which the thinker improves the quality of his or her thinking by skillfully taking charge of the structures inherent in thinking and imposing intellectual standards upon them” (Wallace & Jefferson, 2013, 247. ). Educationally and for my career criticality thinking can be used. When it comes to my education, I will use those skills to figure how I will pay for school. For instance, whether it will be smart for me to pay the interest on my loans now rather than later, would be something to think on. Another think I will need to think about is my time management and how I will fit in time for homework and studying. Thinking critically will come to play in my career when I have the choice between two jobs. A question that might be asked is should I take the job that pays more or should I take the one that pays a little less but has way better benefits. An alternate scenario could be if I should take the job that requires me to move or should I take the job across the street. All these are reasons why I will need critical thinking skills and know how to improve them. The best way to improve those skills is simply by using them in everyday life. You would use them in class, at work and even at home.
Communication
Another lesson I have learned in continuing academic success is communicating. Which is an imperative skill to have since the University of Phoenix

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