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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.

Staying Motivated as an Adult Learner

Staying Motivated as an Adult Learner

27 July 2016

By Janet Athanasiou
Student Affairs Liaison at APUS

Balancing responsibilities as a student can be overwhelming, especially for adult learners. Rather than giving in to what feels overwhelming and giving up, here are some tips to help you stay motivated to make it through your degree program.

 

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FSA IDs: What You Should Know

FSA IDs: What You Should Know

26 July 2016

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

In May 2015, the Department of Education replaced the Federal Student Aid (FSA) Personal Identification Number (PIN) with the FSA ID. This change was put into place to enhance security for students’ financial data and reduce the chance of identity theft and fraud. While the change does not have a profound effect on the FSA process, there are a few points that you need to fully understand.

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The Science Of Goal Setting

The Science Of Goal Setting

21 July 2016

By Jacob Shriar
Business2Community

The research is clear: People who set goals are more successful. There’s something incredibly motivating about setting a goal and working towards it. When we set a goal for ourselves, it actually becomes part of us. It becomes part of our identity and who we are. We change our behavior and our mindset to make sure we accomplish a goal.

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How Interest Capitalization Impacts Your Student Loan

How Interest Capitalization Impacts Your Student Loan

20 July 2016

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

Do you know what interest capitalization is? If you haven’t taken an accounting class yet, you may not be aware that interest can capitalize on your unsubsidized student loans. Capitalization occurs when your lender adds accrued interest onto the principal amount of your student loan.

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Students in Public Service – BMXlife: A Hub for Youth Development

Students in Public Service – BMXlife: A Hub for Youth Development

19 July 2016

Interview with George Maroukis

Growing up in a largely neglected area of Pennsylvania, bonding with riders from around the world through this shared passion of BMX riding would forever shape my life. BMX was the glue which would bind us together and also open the discussion to understanding cultural differences.

 

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The 'Connective Tissue' That Liberal Arts Students Need for Lifelong Professional Success

The 'Connective Tissue' That Liberal Arts Students Need for Lifelong Professional Success

15 July 2016

By Daniel R. Porterfield
Forbes

For professionals, a great liberal arts education is an appreciating asset, like a wise investment that earns compounding interest over decades. That’s because the knowledge, skills, and learning capabilities that students develop in college gain value as their careers progress and their responsibilities grow more complex.

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What Wildlife Scientists and Nature Lovers Can Learn from Pokemon Go

What Wildlife Scientists and Nature Lovers Can Learn from Pokemon Go

14 July 2016

By Chelsea Harvey
The Washington Post

For the past week, children and adults all over the world have been swept up in the Pokémon Go craze. Now scientists are wondering if there's something they can learn from the game's popularity. Some experts are hoping that biologists can look to the Pokémon Go game design for ideas on how to better engage with the public and get children (or even adults) as excited about real animals as they are about Pikachus and Charmanders.

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Options for Deferring Your Student Loan Payments

Options for Deferring Your Student Loan Payments

12 July 2016

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

One of the most popular repayment options is called deferment. A deferment is a period of time where the repayment of your student loan debt (principal and interest) is temporarily delayed. Deferments are great if you are still in school, returning to school, or temporarily unemployed.

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