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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.

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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A Tale of Two Papers…

A Tale of Two Papers…

14 October 2014

By Helen “Beth” Driver
Faculty Member, School of Arts and Humanities at APU

With apologies to Charles Dickens, I have seen the best of papers, and I have seen the worst of papers. I read essays that exhibited wisdom, and, unfortunately, I read essays that appeared rather uninformed. And then there are the papers I’ve read that reflect a much higher purpose.

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What’s in a Name? The Naming of Our University Mascots

What’s in a Name? The Naming of Our University Mascots

13 October 2014

By Cindy Aitken
Senior Manager, Community Engagement at American Public University System

During commencement activities the mascots mingled, posed for photos, and helped to make the celebration of our graduates and their families even more memorable. Even through the jovial atmosphere one question was asked repeatedly—what are their names?

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How to Handle the Most Difficult Engineering Classes

How to Handle the Most Difficult Engineering Classes

09 October 2014

By James Carmichael
Faculty Member, Electrical Engineering at American Public University

Imagine signing up for what you anticipate to be a difficult engineering course. You get your textbook before class starts and find that even though you recognize some of the symbols being used, you feel like you will soon be lost with this subject. There a few steps you should take to ensure you get the most out of your studies that I sum up with the phrase, “break down and build back up.”

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Anthropological Lessons from Traditional Classroom Education to Online Learning

Anthropological Lessons from Traditional Classroom Education to Online Learning

08 October 2014

By Dr. Jennifer Cramer
Faculty Member, School of Arts and Humanities at American Public University

In every anthropology course, our global experience as a learning community enriches discussion of current events and the human experience so that we can deeply reflect on where humanity has been and where it is headed. 

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How Program Changes Affect the 150% Rule for FSA Subsidized Loans

How Program Changes Affect the 150% Rule for FSA Subsidized Loans

07 October 2014

By Ryan Laspina
Senior Specialist, Red Flags and External Reviews

Generally speaking, your loan usage is determined by how many semesters you receive a subsidized loan. In addition, your campus-level enrollment status will affect your eligibility.

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