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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.

The Foster Experience: Education and Fatherhood

The Foster Experience: Education and Fatherhood

22 May 2015

By Jeffrey Webb
Online Learning Tips, Student Contributor

May is National Foster Care Month. This can be a great time for many to take a look at how online education can benefit degree seekers who are also working on becoming foster or adoptive parents. When I became a foster dad I was still working on my bachelor’s and finding life to be quite busy. When fatherhood found me, I was holding down a full-time job, training with the Texas State Guard, and pursuing my educational goals.

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Student Loans 411: Using NSLDS

Student Loans 411: Using NSLDS

22 May 2015

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

If you are borrowing or have borrowed FSA loans in the past, you should visit NSLDS occasionally to make sure all of your loan information is accurate. NSLDS is an online database that houses all FSA information for all student loan borrowers. 

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Help Your Kids Keep Healthy Minds and Bodies this Summer

Help Your Kids Keep Healthy Minds and Bodies this Summer

20 May 2015

By Dr. Nancy Heath
Program Director, Human Development and Family Studies at American Public University

The summer months can provide children and their families with a welcome break from the hectic schedules of the school year, but parents need to be on the lookout for drops in their kids’ intellectual activity and the quality of their diets. Advance preparation can reduce the impact of these potential issues.

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Old Testament Studies Offer Critical Insight into Today’s World

Old Testament Studies Offer Critical Insight into Today’s World

18 May 2015

By Ljubica Jovanovic
Faculty Member, Humanities at American Public University

Different understandings of the shared biblical events and stories lie at the bottom of their historical, and contemporary, disagreements and violent interactions. Living and working in today’s world demands a good knowledge not only of the contents of the Hebrew Bible stories and books, but also of their interpretations and use in the rhetoric of current political discourse.

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The Whole University in Your Hands

The Whole University in Your Hands

18 May 2015

New APUS Mobile App is Now Available

Whether you’re an American Military University or American Public University student, online learning just got more flexible with APUS Mobile—the newly released app that’s taking on-the-go learning to greater heights.

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Getting Involved with Your Online Class: 5 Must-Do’s

Getting Involved with Your Online Class: 5 Must-Do’s

12 May 2015

By Leslie Olsen
Online Learning Tips, Special Contributor

The way we learn has changed forever. Congruently, so is the way we are taught. Academic institutions, the professors, and the instructors must find new and perhaps enticing methods to reach out to students in order to optimize their online learning experience and maximize their future scholastic and career opportunities.

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Lessons from Greek Tragedy: Baltimore, New York, and the Middle East

Lessons from Greek Tragedy: Baltimore, New York, and the Middle East

11 May 2015

By Mark Kelley, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Humanities, American Public University

We learn from the study of Greek tragedy that without a community willing to check the instinctual human disposition to barbarism—martial and civilian—civilization dissolves. Avoiding chaotic mass violence requires a durable social or civilizing construct and a tolerant population disposed to share in, sacrifice for, and maintain that civilizing paradigm.

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What is a Successful Student Loan Borrower?

What is a Successful Student Loan Borrower?

11 May 2015

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

A successful student loan borrower has numerous good habits that help them not only pay their loans back on time, but they also carry sound judgements through to other parts of their life. Below are some of the healthy habits that successful loan borrowers have in common.

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