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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.

Attention Travelers! Are You Fluent in Cultural Perspectives?

Attention Travelers! Are You Fluent in Cultural Perspectives?

18 September 2014

By Dr. Stephen Schwalbe
Program Director, Political Science at American Public University

Why do people of different regions do things differently than we do? This question is often asked when a person might come into contact with traditions and cultures that differ from their own, or the practice of something is not widely shared or understood. If you are intending to travel to a different region of America or to a location overseas, then understanding the cultures around you will make a world of difference.

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Travel Destinations for the Lifelong Learner

Travel Destinations for the Lifelong Learner

17 September 2014

By Latanya Hughes
Faculty Member, Hospitality Management at American Public University

For the lifelong learner looking to add a few more stamps to their passport, these destinations will enhance your mind and open your eyes to more beauty, wonder, and a memorable getaway.

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Student Debt and the Millennial Entrepreneurship Paradox

Student Debt and the Millennial Entrepreneurship Paradox

16 September 2014

By E.J. Reedy and Arnobio Morelix
Forbes

Thus emerges the millennial entrepreneurship paradox – is this the generation whose entrepreneurship propensities will unleash the next wave of economic growth, or will this generation’s entrepreneurship potential fizzle?

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Why Exit Counseling is Mandatory

Why Exit Counseling is Mandatory

15 September 2014

By Ryan Laspina
Senior Specialist, Red Flags and External Reviews

The Department of Education has made exit counseling mandatory for every Federal Student Aid (FSA) loan borrower. While it does take some time to complete, it is actually a very valuable tool. You will absolutely benefit from completing exit counseling.

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Astronomy as a Gateway to Critical Thinking Skills

Astronomy as a Gateway to Critical Thinking Skills

12 September 2014

By Katie Berryhill
Assistant Professor of Space Studies at American Public University

Astronomy is one of the most popular classes that students take to satisfy a general education science requirement. Students’ initial curiosity also makes astronomy an excellent vehicle to teach critical thinking skills, and help students to navigate the information they encounter in the world (whether about science of anything else).

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The Consequences of Loan Default

The Consequences of Loan Default

09 September 2014

By Ryan Laspina
Senior Specialist, Red Flags and External Reviews

There are no positive outcomes for defaulting on FSA loans. There are, however, a multitude of very serious consequences you could suffer. If you need help to avoid default, please reach out to your loan servicer. They will do everything they can to help you overcome your financial troubles.

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The Education Appeal of Internships in IT

The Education Appeal of Internships in IT

08 September 2014

By Dr. Jeff Wang
Faculty Member, Information Technology at American Public University

As a student or recent graduate, an internship is your opportunity to gain valuable, real-world experience. It’s critical that you’re able to practice and test your knowledge as an intern by applying the theory and curriculum you learned from your professional studies to solve complex problems.

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Study: The Secret to Ending Procrastination is Changing the Way You Think About Deadlines

Study: The Secret to Ending Procrastination is Changing the Way You Think About Deadlines

04 September 2014

By Amy Morin
Forbes

Quite often, the biggest obstacle to reaching our goals is our lack of motivation to get started. Whether we want to launch a new marketing campaign, get more organized, or lose weight, there’s often a long pause between thinking about change and actually creating change. This may be largely due to the fact that we put things off until “someday.”

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