"The level of success you experience in life, the happiness, joy, love, external rewards, and impact you create is the direct result of how you communicate to yourself and to others. The quality of your life is the quality of your communication."
—Anthony Robbins, Motivational Writer
Individuals will need to learn how to effectively communicate with people different from themselves if they want to succeed at work, school, and in the community. Everyone has a personal communication style.
Students taking online classes rely heavily on computer technology to complete their assignments and communicate with the instructor and classmates. There are many tips and strategies that can help online learners communicate effectively during seminars, on the discussion board, and via email.
Getting off to a great start can often mean the difference between a difficult and a smooth course. Being comfortable with the expectations of a course and the tools you will use to get your work done is critical for your success.
The readings and activities you will complete in this unit may seem rudimentary, but they are designed to lay a solid foundation for your academic success. Thousands of students complete Academic Strategies each term, and we have designed this course specifically to meet the needs of adult students learning in an online environment here at Kaplan University.
The concept is straightforward: Students need to improve their academic skills in order to prepare for upper-level courses. At the same time, they need to incorporate and enhance personal management skills to meet the time and value commitments needed to earn their degrees. You will be a stronger student for having diligently completed this course. You will learn about yourself and the tremendous capacity you have to succeed as a student as well as a working professional in your chosen field.