Student Survival Guide

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Student Survival Guide


Axia College of University of Phoenix

IT 105 Skills for Learning in an Information Age

Linda Wright

April 1, 2007


Student Survival Guide

While learning comes easy to some students, having proper planning and time management skills will make surviving college possible. When a student has an assignment or essay paper due, it is a good idea to use good academic sources. The use of the school library is a good tool because of the many options provided. The school library usually will have a reference area, book area, and periodicals area for a student to do research. For a student is a wise to have a search strategy in place before getting started. As mentioned, it would be beneficial for a student to take any orientation or tutorial on how to get around the online school library.

Becoming aware on how to conduct a successful information search will consist of knowing some key information. For example, conduction online searches are usually done so by the use of keywords. In order to have a successful keyword search a student should become comfortable with something called "Boolean Logic." Boolean Logic is the use quotations around certain terms used in a keyword search. So the use of double quotes around the word, will locate the words exactly as they were entered (Carter, Bishop, and Kravitz, 2002). A student can also use the library catalog in order to find materials on the subject at hand. The library uses the Dewey Decimal System in order to classify the material into 10 major subject areas. A student should also become proficient in understanding the Dewey Decimal System in order to locate items in their library.

The online school library also has a...