A student at Walden University will write in a scholarly manner and follow the principles and guidelines for doing so. It is of importance for a student to obtain research material that supports their writing from credible sources. With the Walden University library, a student can ensure that they are using credible sources for research material, reviewed, by peers and other scholars in the field. Programs such as grammerly provide the students of Walden University with the additional resources to check grammar and punctuation. The combination of these sources enables the student to improve their writing skills and achieve a scholarly writing style.
The student accessed the Walden University library through the mywalden portal and used the links in the academic portion of the site to direct them into the library. The Walden University library offers a variety of methods for conducting research. The student can choose to limit the research to only topics within a specific subject or include all subject areas. In this exercise, the student conducted research through the Walden University library website and narrowed the search to select only articles that were peer-reviewed. A search for sources that were from current sources, specifically for articles that were written in the period of 2010 through the present; however, there were none that pertained to the student’s area of study. The student selected five articles from credible sources that were all peer reviewed. The student then chose to have the articles emailed to their email account for later reference use.
The student conducted research using the internet to search for articles pertaining to the doctoral study topic. There is a plethora of articles on the internet related to the field of study but none of these articles is verifiable as trustworthy or credible. In that respect, the student chose not to use the articles found through conducting research on the internet.
This study discusses the risks that college students can be exposed to when choosing off campus housing. Initially, this article presents the property owners of rental properties as individuals who do not take care of their properties and have no concern for the tenant. Further reading of this article finds that due to the high turnover with rental properties and college students there is a greater risk of the student becoming physically sick due to the environment within the rental property. “Globally, housing is the single most important environmental factor associated with disease conditions and higher mortality and morbidity rates (United Nations, 2007)” (Johnson, Cole & Merrill, 2009, p. 2).