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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.

Reporting Student Loan Interest on Your Taxes

Reporting Student Loan Interest on Your Taxes

27 January 2015

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

The government allows college students to claim student loan interest as a tax deduction. While you can claim your student loan interest as a tax deduction, please be aware that there are some limitations. 

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Yes, You Can! Committing to Being a Better Online Student

Yes, You Can! Committing to Being a Better Online Student

26 January 2015

By Dr. Angela Gibson
Professor in the School of Arts and Humanities at American Public University

At the beginning of each new year, new season, or even new month it seems that television shows and magazines create lists to help you become the new you. One topic that doesn’t seem to make headlines is how to be a better student. It’s doesn’t take a new year’s resolution to become a better online college student; it can happen any time. What is needed is commitment to the focus and dedication needed to become a better you academically.

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Improve Self-Learning Scores in Class Through a Knowledge Hunt

Improve Self-Learning Scores in Class Through a Knowledge Hunt

23 January 2015

By J. Mason
Online Learning Tips Editor

In an age of digital learning we keep finding new ways to avoid reading for class. Through app highlighting features, shortcuts through keyword searching, and chapter skipping, it's only a matter of time until we have roboreaders reading and taking the dictation for us. AI isn't the solution here. This is about educating yourself through a traditional means, asking questions and reading the material.

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MBA Students: Choose Your First Marketing Job Wisely

MBA Students: Choose Your First Marketing Job Wisely

22 January 2015

By Kimberly A. Whitler
Forbes

Outside of class, students must spend more time networking and preparing for the interview gauntlet to live up to the expectations of recruiters and compete effectively against impressive peers. You can have dozens of smart, talented, exceptional students vying for one or two coveted positions. It’s simply not easy.

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The Benefits of Credit Cards

The Benefits of Credit Cards

20 January 2015

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

If you are being financially responsible, having and using a credit card (or cards) can actually have some major benefits on your overall fiscal situation.

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Tips from the Road: Getting Access to Class for the Online Learner

Tips from the Road: Getting Access to Class for the Online Learner

16 January 2015

By Aj Dionne
Student, American Military University

Online schooling gives us a lot more freedom than a traditional college or university would. What happens when it is time to take a family road trip, or if you travel for business? As a long haul truck driver, and a full-time student at AMU, I want to offer some tips to help you out.

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Balancing Major Purchases and Student Loan Debt

Balancing Major Purchases and Student Loan Debt

13 January 2015

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

Despite what some people may think, student loans do not have to keep you from buying a house of a car. It may take some effort and time to find the best situation, but do not feel like your student loans are preventing you from reaching your goals. As long as you are financially responsible, creditors will want to work with you!

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Today’s Social Networks and Tomorrow’s Communities

Today’s Social Networks and Tomorrow’s Communities

12 January 2015

By Julie Hong
Business2Community

From giants such as Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn, to challengers such as Ello or about.me: social networks have engaged in an incredible race to popularity. This article gives an overview of the present situation in a nutshell and shares visions on the future of platforms that could win… or lose this race in the coming years. As an online learner it's important to understand the social options, along with the avenues for communicating with your online peers.

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