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Academic Success

Answer each question below in at least 75 words per question, reflecting on your current abilities, and identify resources to strengthen your skills. Refer to the videos, readings, and other weekly assignments to help you compose your answers.

|Question |Your reflection |
|How would you define academic |My definition of academic readiness means that you are mentally prepared to attend a course in a |
|readiness? |class environment or atmosphere. I have most of the skills need to be able to attend an academic |
| |course. Along with my skills I have the mental maturity and discipline needed to attend academic |
| |courses. I should definitely be able to add some polish to my academic skill by the end of this |
| |course that will help me in my future courses. |
|What concerns, if any, do you have |Overall I do not have any concerns with academic reading and writing. But if I were to pin point |
|with academic writing and reading? |something specifically it would be just the amount of writing and reading that would be required.|
| |I will admit when it comes down to doing both reading and writing I would have to break it down |
| |into increments if it’s too intensive or long. However, I would be able to power through and |
| |accomplish the task at hand. |
|What two university resources will you|The two university…...

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