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How to Determine the Perfect Course Load

How to Determine the Perfect Course Load

By Ryan Laspina Compliance and Default Prevent Specialist at American Public University System Before you proceed in choosing your course load you may want to spend some time deciding how many classes you should take for the upcoming semester. This is a very important decision, as you should strive to efficiently manage your financials and your time. Let us discuss some tips for determining a perfect course load.

Team Assignments in an Online Class

Team Assignments in an Online Class

Online courses allow students to work on their own time and at their own pace, but what if your course requires you to complete team assignments?

Juan Williams Reminds Us to Avoid Plagiarism

Juan Williams Reminds Us to Avoid Plagiarism

Plagiarism is plagiarism even if you change a few words.

Examine the Syllabi of Online Courses Before Starting

Examine the Syllabi of Online Courses Before Starting

Looking at a syllabus can tell a prospective student just about anything they will need to know about a course in terms of the workload and expectations.

The Importance of Balancing your Checkbook

The Importance of Balancing your Checkbook

18 November 2014

By Ryan Laspina
Senior Specialist, Red Flags and External Reviews

With the advancements of online payments, the introduction of debit cards, and access to your bank account information with a couple clicks of the mouse, the art of balancing one’s checkbook seems to be fading into obscurity.

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Emoji and Communication: The English Language 100 Years from Now

Emoji and Communication: The English Language 100 Years from Now

17 November 2014

By Dr. Rosalie S. Owens
Faculty, English at American Public University

We have evolved in our communication technology from pictures made with rocks on stones to pictures made with computers on paper. This shorthanded communication may not cease, but I wonder if this evolution is helping or hindering our efforts to communicate.

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Encountering the Need for Science Education

Encountering the Need for Science Education

14 November 2014

By Dr. Daniel Welsch
Science Program Director at American Public University

The role of the scientist is moving toward ensuring quality data by designing quality experiments. Additionally, collaboration, analysis, and interpretation are very important.

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Overcoming Math as a Barrier in Engineering

Overcoming Math as a Barrier in Engineering

13 November 2014

By Gregory West
Faculty Member, Electrical Engineering at American Public University

Engineering relies on mathematics to solve simple and complex problems and to create that next best thing. Some would say engineers are also mathematicians. Anyone interested in a career as an engineer should build a math skill set by taking math courses before beginning formal engineering courses.

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Putting Student Loan Debt Into Perspective

Putting Student Loan Debt Into Perspective

12 November 2014

By Ryan Laspina
Senior Specialist, Red Flags and External Reviews

Student loan debt is a major issue, with numbers exploding over $1.1 trillion. Yes, the unpaid student loan debt in this country is over $1 trillion, an absolutely mind-boggling number. This number only encompasses FSA loans, so private loan debt would push that number to astronomical proportions.

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Myths of the English Major

Myths of the English Major

06 November 2014

By Carol Froisy
Program Director, English and Communication at American Public University

Myth 1: English majors cannot “do” math.

Every good English major knows the difference between “two,” “too,” and “to.” It’s true that we might try to round-up our calculations to soothe our penchant for neatness. Zero is a wonderfully round and even number, but we use it only when necessary; so, many times, it is merely a place holder. (See, we even speak “math” all the time.)

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Tips for Avoiding Financial Aid Scams and Fraud

Tips for Avoiding Financial Aid Scams and Fraud

04 November 2014

By Ryan Laspina
Senior Specialist, Red Flags and External Reviews

Federal Student Aid (FSA) scams and fraud happen more often than you might think. There are a lot of dishonest individuals in the world who take advantage of people who may not fully understand the process behind applying and securing FSA. It is extremely important that you adhere to these best practices to avoid falling for scams or becoming a victim of FSA fraud.

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Math Building Blocks for the Engineering Major

Math Building Blocks for the Engineering Major

03 November 2014

By Dr. Taan ElAli
Faculty Member, Electrical Engineering at American Public University

College algebra is really the foundation for engineering math courses. For the bachelor’s in EE, the highest level math course can be the differential equation course that comes on top of the calculus sequence. Courses generally reinforce and build on math skills learned in earlier courses.

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