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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.

Graduates: How To Use Twitter in Your Job Search

Graduates: How To Use Twitter in Your Job Search

01 July 2015

By Lauren Riley
Business2Community

As job seeking is almost exclusively carried out online in the initial stages these days, the importance of social media is clearer now than ever. You can also reach out to those key decision makers at companies you’ve always dreamed of working for. Twitter is a key part of this – it’s public, instant, and full of industry professionals that could help you take your first steps on the career ladder.

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What Your Email Says, and Doesn’t Say About You

What Your Email Says, and Doesn’t Say About You

01 July 2015

By Dr. Michael S. Miller
Part-time Faculty Member, Teaching Program, School of Education at American Public University

In the online environment, it is rather easy to click ‘reply,’ type up a quick response, and hit ‘send’ without giving much thought about what you have just written (or not written). However, what most students do not realize is that your e-mail behavior has the potential to sabotage your reputation both personally and professionally.

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The Pros and Cons of Credit Cards and Debit Cards

The Pros and Cons of Credit Cards and Debit Cards

29 June 2015

By Ryan Laspina
Senior Specialist, Red Flags and External Reviews at APUS

In today’s world, most transactions are completed through either a debit or a credit card instead of cash. Both of them have advantages and disadvantages, and it is important to understand the most efficient way to use both if you want to stay financially literate.

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Science Labs Delivered to Your Door

Science Labs Delivered to Your Door

26 June 2015

By David Brashinger
Faculty Member, Natural Sciences at American Public University

How do you take a laboratory-based science course when you don’t have access to a traditional campus-based laboratory? Have the laboratory delivered to your door! American Public University (APU) is rolling out a series of new online courses in biology, chemistry, and physics that include laboratory activities that students perform where they live.

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Four Success Tips for New (and old) Online Learners

Four Success Tips for New (and old) Online Learners

25 June 2015

By Dr. Michael S. Miller
Part-time Faculty Member, Teaching Program, School of Education at American Public University

There is a great deal of information on the internet regarding how to be successful in an online course. One can find anything from tips for managing your time to staying organized. Having spent several years now teaching online, the following are some general guidelines from someone in the trenches. While this list may seem simple and “common sense,” you would be surprised at how few students actually follow them.

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How To Turn Your Internship Into a Job: Three Real-Life Stories

How To Turn Your Internship Into a Job: Three Real-Life Stories

24 June 2015

By Susan Adams
Forbes

At a time when many new graduates are struggling to find paying work, I thought it would be instructive to tell the stories of three college interns who turned their experiences into full-time paying jobs.

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Professionalism in the Classroom

Professionalism in the Classroom

22 June 2015

By Ryan Laspina
Senior Specialist, Red Flags and External Reviews at APUS

Acting professionally not only improves your collegiate experience, but also the experiences of your classmates and professors. What exactly does it mean to “act professional?” Here are some tips. Many of these are common sense, but that does not mean that they are not worth mentioning.

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An Academic Journey via Dr. Seuss

An Academic Journey via Dr. Seuss

19 June 2015

By Anna Sommer
Team Manager, Academic Advising at American Public University

It’s easy to think of a degree as a final product. You’ve completed all the assignments, passed all the courses, and jumped every hoop necessary to graduate. The degree itself doesn’t mean learning is over. There is still knowledge to pursue, new skills to acquire, and experiences to explore. Be open to learning, even after graduation.

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