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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.

Benefits of Connecting with Your University on Social Media

Benefits of Connecting with Your University on Social Media

29 July 2015

By Madeline Roberts
Online Learning Tips Contributor

Thanks to social media, interaction with your fellow students and professors is no longer limited to the classroom and neither is your interaction with the school itself. Connecting with your university on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram is just one way stay up-to-date, share ideas, and get advice.

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Love of Learning is the Key to Success in the Jobless Future

Love of Learning is the Key to Success in the Jobless Future

28 July 2015

By Vivek Wadhwa
The Washington Post

Technology is now as important a skill as are reading, writing, and mathematics. Everyone needs to be able to use computers, search for information on the Internet, use word processors and spreadsheets, and download apps. These skills are now common and useful in every profession. People who master social media gain an advantage in sharing knowledge and connecting with others. Kids in Silicon Valley who can write code have an edge in starting technology companies.

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The 7 Most Common Federal Student Aid Acronyms

The 7 Most Common Federal Student Aid Acronyms

27 July 2015

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

Dealing with the Federal Student Aid process can be stressful for first-time students, and it does not help that the process incorporates many acronyms. It can be quite confusing for new Federal Student Aid users, so the below list will highlight the major acronyms, provide what they stand for, and briefly describe their function/use.

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Research Papers, Proposals, and Studies: Understanding the Difference

Research Papers, Proposals, and Studies: Understanding the Difference

24 July 2015

By Dr. Ron Wallace
Faculty Member, Criminal Justice at American Military University

The intent of a research paper is to report the findings of existing research that have been conducted on a specific topic. The writer assumes the role of a researcher from the perspective of identifying and reporting what has already been discovered about a specific topic.

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Narrowing to a Great Research Paper Topic

Narrowing to a Great Research Paper Topic

23 July 2015

By Dr. Oliver Hedgepeth
Program Director, Government Contracts and Acquisition at American Public University

Few students enjoy the prospect of writing a research paper and the stress starts early on in the process: defining a good topic. Most often, the topic or problem initially chosen is too wide, too deep, and/or too unstructured. I call it problem inflation. I have found that I can help students tackle this problem by starting with some general discussions within the class.

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Student Profile: From Retail Management to Leadership Author

Student Profile: From Retail Management to Leadership Author

21 July 2015

Interview with Henry Jordan
Alumnus, American Public University

As a student at APU, I was afforded the opportunity to get a great deal of practice with my writing. During my 28-year leadership career in retail, I gained many insights that I wanted to share in the form of a published work. When the time came to write my book, I felt confident, prepared, and inspired to begin the process.

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4 Plain and Simple True Facts About Writing Well

4 Plain and Simple True Facts About Writing Well

21 July 2015

By Dr. Oliver Hedgepeth
Program Director, Government Contracts and Acquisition at American Public University

While I consider myself a pretty darn good writer now, I wasn’t always. Writing was frightening. But I did write from an early age. Practice makes you better at whatever you’re doing. So, allow me to give you a few tips and a few of my pet peeves regarding words.

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The [not so] Elusive Discussion Board

The [not so] Elusive Discussion Board

16 July 2015

By Dr. Michael S. Miller
Part-time Faculty Member, Teaching Program, School of Education at American Public University

Just as with any other assignment you complete while in school, you get out of the discussion board what you put into it. A discussion board forum contributes to the development of your cognitive and critical thinking skills, allows time for thoughtful, in-depth reflection on course topics, facilitates exploratory learning by allowing you to review and respond to the work of others and paves the way for you to approach your own learning in diverse ways.

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