As a student at the University of Phoenix three personal goals that I want to achieve are, first is to complete my bachelor of science in business management in 2 years. Next is to become a better writer. Throughout junior college, writing has always been my weakest point and with the amount of writing assignments required at University of Phoenix this needs to be one of my top goals. Finally is to complete every course with no less than a B letter grade. With making the decision to return to school and taking on the considerable financial burden, receiving an average grade would be unacceptable to my standards.Order now
While being employed full-time, The University of Phoenix has the rare opportunity for working professionals to finish courses in just 5 weeks. Having such a compressed time schedule for completing degrees will make it possible to complete my bachelor of science in business management in 2 years as long as I do not deviate from the program. I have decided that my number one priority in life is to complete my degree. I do not have other major commitments outside of work that will distract me from my assignments so staying focused on school will be realistic. Though I cannot predict the future, I do not plan on taking any time off during the two years that would result in interrupting my class schedule. With the option of taking CLEP test this will allow me to “test out” of some of the lower-division courses such as communication arts and humanities. Although this will require additional studying outside of my upper-division courses the CLEP test can help eliminate additional courses needed to be taken, so I can stay on track of my 2 year goal.
Writing papers has never been my strongest asset throughout school. I always found myself only writing what was required of me but never trying to improve my writing skills on my own time. In junior college the majority of my classes were math and science with a major in Administration of Justice. The only writing that I had to do was case briefs, which was based on legal research, which did not require any creativity, brainstorming and writing skills, just citing the facts and decisions in a proper format. To become a better writer it will take self-discipline and dedication. Because writing is my weakest point, submitting quality papers will require the most amount of my time by doing research and proofreading. I will need to use the resources available to me to proofread and receive constructive criticism on my papers. Such resources may include the Center for Writing Excellence made available to University of Phoenix students which has two ways of submitting papers for review. One is through WritePoint which is an automated service and could have a response within minutes. The other is through Tutor Review which is where someone reads the first 4 pages of a paper and responds within 48 to 72 hours. Other resources could be instructors who offer to proofread papers before the due date and even fellow team members.
While staying on schedule with my degree I want to complete each course with no less than a B letter grade. Completing the B.S. in business management at the University of Phoenix is a financial commitment, and to get the most out of it is setting a high standard of academic accomplishment. The most important way for me to achieve this is not to procrastinate. I will set time aside that is dedicated to studying and completing assignments. This will include but not be limited to a minimum of two hours a day, other than Thursday which is the night of class, and additional time on weekends when needed. I will review which assignments are due prior to the next class meeting and set deadlines for those assignments including learning team assignments. A good portion of the academic grade at the University of Phoenix is based upon learning team assignments, so I will do my part on not being a burden on my team members and help whoever is in need of it. I will complete the individual assignments by the deadline determined by my team members and at the quality expected as well. And make sure to communicate any issues that I may have with any team members within the group or completing my portion of the assignments on time.
To achieve the above goals they all share the same core of ideas, self-discipline and dedication. I have set my mind on going back to school and completing it all the way this time. I believe if I stick to my goals that being a student at University of Phoenix will be a pleasurable and successful experience, so much so that I will want to continue to get my MBA.