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How to Prepare for School Assessments How to Determine the Perfect Course Load Team Assignments in an Online Class Juan Williams Reminds Us to Avoid Plagiarism
 
How to Prepare for School Assessments

How to Prepare for School Assessments

By Nichole Ahlstrom COLL100 Faculty at American Public University In preparing for a test certain techniques must be addressed. For example, where and when studying occurs is important. How much material and what specific information must be studied, taking proper notes, and the list goes on. The most important aspect of studying for a test is not only reviewing class lectures, notes, and textbook material, but also the process that needs to follow is imperative.

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.

How Well Do You Know Your University?

How Well Do You Know Your University?

04 May 2016

By Guy Williams
Alumnus and Ambassador, American Public University System

How many of you think you understand the breadth and scope of our school? As an alumnus and ambassador for American Public University System (APUS), I believed I enjoyed a better-than-average understanding of APUS. After I attended the grand opening of the APUS Veterans Center in Charles Town, West Virginia, however, I quickly realized how much our school grew in the past five years. 

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How to Tell Your Financial Needs from Your Financial Wants

How to Tell Your Financial Needs from Your Financial Wants

02 May 2016

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

To be financially literate, you must differentiate between current needs and current wants. A good rule of thumb: If you are buying an item for any reason other than its basic reason for existence, that item is probably a luxury want instead of a basic need.

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Keep Your Studies Balanced With a Pacing Buddy

Keep Your Studies Balanced With a Pacing Buddy

28 April 2016

By J. Stasiw
Online Learning Tips Editor

Sometimes having the support of your family and friends isn’t enough to carry on with the day-to-day responsibilities of classwork. If they aren’t actively participating in the class readings, papers and class discussions they won’t be able to relate and share sound advice and restrictions to follow. What you need as an online student is a pacing buddy.

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At Virginia Home of President Monroe, a Sizable Revision of History

At Virginia Home of President Monroe, a Sizable Revision of History

28 April 2016

By T. Rees Shapiro
The Washington Post

A 1985 Washington Post article aptly opined that Monroe's home "bears about the relation to Jefferson's mansion as does a cottage to a country club." Monroe himself even described his humble abode as a "cabin castle," and historians interpreted his modesty as a latent expression of his roots as the son of a wood craftsman. But an archaeological discovery on the property is rewriting the legacy of Monroe and the place he called home.

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Educators Want to Pair Math and Music in Integrated Teaching Method

Educators Want to Pair Math and Music in Integrated Teaching Method

27 April 2016

By Moriah Balingit
The Washington Post

Hancock thinks that the arts may offer a better vehicle to teach math and science to some students. But he also sees value in touching students' hearts through music — teaching them empathy, creative expression and the value of working together and keeping an open mind.

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4 Tips for a Successful Graduation Path

4 Tips for a Successful Graduation Path

26 April 2016

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

College is about experiences and gaining new knowledge, but it culminates with obtaining a degree. Unfortunately, many students start attending a college or university, but do not finish all the requirements for graduation. Graduating takes a lot of internal motivation. These tips can aid you on your path toward graduation.

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How To Land a Job Before Graduation

How To Land a Job Before Graduation

22 April 2016

By William Arruda
Forbes

Don’t seek a job, pursue the right job for you. If you aren’t focused and clear, you will seem almost good enough for a lot of potential roles but perfect for none. Although it seems counterintuitive, the more you focus, the more opportunities you will have and the easier it will be to search for and find that perfect gig. Put strategy before action!

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It’s Financial Literacy Month! Five Ways to Improve Your Financial Habits

It’s Financial Literacy Month! Five Ways to Improve Your Financial Habits

20 April 2016

By Ryan Laspina and Dr. Patricia Campbell

Did you know that April is Financial Literacy Month? The U.S. Senate declared April to be Financial Literacy Month in early 2004 to encourage Americans to develop and maintain healthy financial habits. Here at the university, we strive to provide transparency and tools to help our students make informed financial decisions. Our dedicated Federal Student Aid (FSA) staff is trained in helping students borrow responsibly.

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