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How to Determine the Perfect Course Load Team Assignments in an Online Class Juan Williams Reminds Us to Avoid Plagiarism Examine the Syllabi of Online Courses Before Starting
 
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.

Dependency Status:  Fact or Fiction Edition

Dependency Status: Fact or Fiction Edition

28 October 2014

By Ryan Laspina
Senior Specialist, Red Flags and External Reviews

One of the more confusing aspects of filling out a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) is determining whether you are an independent or dependent student. These statements will help you understand your dependency status better.

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Five Writing Tips for Students and Professionals

Five Writing Tips for Students and Professionals

27 October 2014

By Dr. Elizabeth D’Andrea
Faculty Member at American Public University

As you cover these key elements, be sure to use a professional tone and avoid slang, jokes and personal narratives. Use the third person tense when writing a professional paper. Be sure to properly check and cite facts.

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TV Shows and Bullying: Starting a Dialogue with Children

TV Shows and Bullying: Starting a Dialogue with Children

23 October 2014

By Rachel A. Adler
Online Learning Tips Contributor

However, if so many people are victims of bullying, why do they come home and view it on television? Watch TV with your children and teens and initiate an open discussion. Use this discussion form to make it a learning moment. While TV has almost unparalleled entertainment value, it can also be a great tool for teaching and learning about social norms and the related causes and effects.

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Metasearch Technology as a Research Inspiration Tool

Metasearch Technology as a Research Inspiration Tool

22 October 2014

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

Too many times writer’s block strikes researchers before they even put pen to paper. From academia’s viewpoint, research must establish a problem that will make a difference, have a potential goal (solves a problem), and is beneficial to others.

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Clearing Up Misperceptions on Electromagnetic Pulse Implications

Clearing Up Misperceptions on Electromagnetic Pulse Implications

21 October 2014

Interview with Dr. Clay Wilson
Program Director, Cybersecurity at American Public University

Films have a tendency to stretch the imagination beyond what is scientifically and physically possible. They are reliant on the suspension of disbelief to build upon the storyline and engross the viewer. One such exaggerated instance is the electromagnetic pulse. For the average viewer the misperceptions around electromagnetic pulse implications do not directly impact them, but to those studying cybersecurity it's extremely important to get educated on its real implications.

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Satisfactory Academic Progress: What You Need to Know

Satisfactory Academic Progress: What You Need to Know

21 October 2014

By Ryan Laspina
Senior Specialist, Red Flags and External Reviews

Since SAP policies can differ amongst schools, it is important that you take the time to research your school’s SAP policy. SAP policies should always be outlined in the student handbook, but FSA specialists at your school will always be willing to help you understand.

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Cyberbullying: How to Detect, Prevent, and Take Action Against It

Cyberbullying: How to Detect, Prevent, and Take Action Against It

20 October 2014

By Madeline Kronfeld
Online Learning Tips Contributor

Technology has changed the way we socialize, collaborate, and stay entertained. For the most part, these changes have been positive but there is a dark side to social networks, text messaging, and Internet forums that needs our attention. During Bullying Prevention Awareness Month, we concentrate on cyberbullying - what it is, how to prevent it, and how to help others.

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College Tips for Nontraditional Students

College Tips for Nontraditional Students

15 October 2014

By Ryan Laspina
Senior Specialist, Red Flags and External Reviews

Since you are never too old to pursue a college degree, nontraditional students can make up a significant portion of the student body, especially in graduate level programs. While older students are usually wiser, there are still numerous tips that can benefit them.

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