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Team Assignments in an Online Class Juan Williams Reminds Us to Avoid Plagiarism Examine the Syllabi of Online Courses Before Starting Avoid Your Mental Plateau With Brain Teasers
 
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.

Avoid Your Mental Plateau With Brain Teasers

Avoid Your Mental Plateau With Brain Teasers

Before you hit a mental wall try a brain break with some mind bending brain teasers.

Why the Digital Humanities Matter

Why the Digital Humanities Matter

17 April 2014

By Mark D. Bowles, Ph.D.
Professor of History at American Public University

Digital Humanities projects increased dramatically with the advent of the World Wide Web and more powerful computer technology. Today we are seeing important DH projects that focus on curating knowledge that was actually “born digital.”

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Lifestyle Needs: When to Know If You’re Ready for an Accountant

Lifestyle Needs: When to Know If You’re Ready for an Accountant

16 April 2014

By Natasha Snow
Faculty Member, Accounting at American Public University

There is an old adage: “a business needs an accountant when the economy is bad to count the money and a business needs an accountant when the economy is good to count the money.” Accountants help business owners and people to make good financial decisions in a wide range of situations.

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Understanding Different Types of Loans

Understanding Different Types of Loans

14 April 2014

By Ryan Laspina
Compliance and Default Prevent Specialist at American Public University System

For most college students, federal student loans are necessary to cover the costs of attending college. Taking out student loans is a decision that takes a lot of planning, thought, and responsibility. Before taking out any student loans, you should decide if they are really necessary to cover educational expenses.

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What Does General Studies Prepare You For?

What Does General Studies Prepare You For?

11 April 2014

By Dr. Kathryn A. Broyles
Associate Professor, Arts & Humanities, at American Public University

Pursuing a degree in general studies is deciding to embark on a challenging, yet flexible, college education that draws on a variety of courses from across the university.

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Are You Having a Student Identity Crisis?

Are You Having a Student Identity Crisis?

10 April 2014

By J. Mason
Online Learning Tips Editor

No matter how long you’ve been in a particular program of study there will be times where you doubt what you’re doing. I like to call this doubt a student identity crisis. Instead of reverting to an “undecided” status, attempt to solve your own questions and to alleviate your own doubts.

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The Importance of Creating an Income Statement

The Importance of Creating an Income Statement

07 April 2014

By Ryan Laspina
Compliance and Default Prevent Specialist at American Public University System

Income statements are beneficial because they can provide you with information about your earned and spent money. This information will help students create a budget for balancing their college costs (fees, tuition, room and board) and income (tuition assistance, scholarships, loans, grants).

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Study Hacks: Four Tips to Help You Succeed in an Online Class

Study Hacks: Four Tips to Help You Succeed in an Online Class

03 April 2014

By Madeline Kronfeld
Online Learning Tips Contributor

As an online student, you’re awarded the luxury of being able to study when it’s convenient for you. That means you don’t have to cram all night for an early morning exam but even so, it’s easy to lose focus and wind up trying to write a 10-page paper a few hours before it’s due. These study hacks will help you concentrate so you can ace your next assignment.

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Bookmark Your Learning Vertical

Bookmark Your Learning Vertical

02 April 2014

By J. Mason
Online Learning Tips Editor

There is a lot of great information to be had online, and as an online learner you’re at a great advantage due to the wealth of information at your fingertips.

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