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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.

Options for Student Loan Debt Relief

Options for Student Loan Debt Relief

01 September 2015

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

Remember, missing payments on your student loans have serious financial consequences. There is free help out there for students who are struggling with their loan debt. Instead of responding to a too-good-to-be-true email or letter from a debt relief company, contact your loan servicer, the Department of Education, or a trusted company such as ECMC to help you get your student loan debt under control.

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Advancing Education in the Realm of Electrical Engineering

Advancing Education in the Realm of Electrical Engineering

01 September 2015

By Brian Warnecke
Faculty Member, Electrical Engineering at American Public University

I, along with several APU STEM colleagues, attended workshops on LabVIEW, digital design, embedded systems, robotics, image processing and vision, data acquisition, and testing of electronic systems. The mixture of presenters and participants at NI Week is invaluable. In a workshop, we had the great opportunity to learn from the LabVIEW designers, get the perspective of other university professors, and learn about the applications from engineers in the industry.

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Masters of Business Administration (MBA) Courses: How They Translate to Real World Success

Masters of Business Administration (MBA) Courses: How They Translate to Real World Success

31 August 2015

By Gregory A. Cronce, MBA, MAOM, PMP, CBM
Faculty Member, Business Administration at American Public University

MBA courses teach you how to make better decisions. Yes, of course you will learn new skills because they are new, but upon reflection, you see the goal is to get you thinking differently. Of course, you need an in depth understanding of operations, project management, accounting, finance, and so on, but they are a means to an end. Your journey will involve scores of case study discussions, simulations, and team assignments to develop skills to make decisions.

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Prepare For College With This Simple Prep For Success Plan

Prepare For College With This Simple Prep For Success Plan

27 August 2015

By William Arruda
Forbes

It’s that time of year again, when parents and students are preparing for a new academic year. This is the perfect time to develop a mindset for career success, starting with your reputation on campus and in internships, leading to the moment you land that ideal job after graduation. Here’s the easy prep guide for college students.

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How to Manage Your Digital Footprint

How to Manage Your Digital Footprint

26 August 2015

By Madeline Roberts
Online Learning Tips Contributor

Remember the review you left for a business on Yelp, the tweet you sent during a football game, or the photo someone tagged you in on Instagram? The Internet does. What you say, what you like, and who you follow are all pieces of your digital footprint – the trail of information that you leave online.

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5 Time Management Tips for Back to School Season

5 Time Management Tips for Back to School Season

25 August 2015

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

With summer winding down to an end in the next couple weeks, many students are heading back to school. The back to school season is exciting, stressful, and requires excellent time management in order for it to be a rewarding experience. Here are some tips for managing your time as the new student online, as well as ways to balance time at home with the kids.

 

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Suggestions for Success: What to Know Before You Begin Your Program

Suggestions for Success: What to Know Before You Begin Your Program

24 August 2015

By Melanie Dougherty
Academic Advisor at American Public University

You’ve taken a big step in starting your education. Whether you’re pursuing an associate, bachelor’s, or a master’s degree, I want to tell you what an exciting journey you have ahead of you. Are you scratching your head wondering where to begin? Well, don’t! Here are some suggestions for starting out in your degree program.

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The Value of an Argument in Writing

The Value of an Argument in Writing

20 August 2015

Dr. Stacey Little
Program Director, Transportation and Logistics Management at American Public University

Remember the purpose of the argument is to change the position of the reader. You may ask yourself why must I write an argumentative essay. Remember an argument is necessary to the formation of opinions, views, and beliefs. It is valuable to the learning process. Presenting data in itself is not sufficient. We all need the skill of argument to grow and think.

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