The convenience of online education allows students to take courses and earn a degree on their own time. While this flexible schedule is ideal for those who balance work, family and socializing with their studies, it may be tricky to maximize...
Succeeding in an Online Program
College is never easy, but it can be easier if you know your way around some basic academic rules. For example, reading and writing are necessary components of any degree program. This section tells you how to do both better. This is also the place to find e-learning-specific tips – like how to participate in virtual group projects, complete online research, and deliver online presentations.
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Everyone starts a new program with the best intentions — learning new things, another class completed towards your degree — but sometimes life puts up a roadblock and you take a little detour.
You may have misjudged the time you had...Read More About: How Do You Know When to Drop Your Online Class
Plagiarism is stealing; it is the act of passing off another person's intellectual property as your own and taking credit for another person's work. Colleges and universities take academic dishonesty very seriously and are very hard on students...Read More About: How to Avoid Plagiarism
College Reading Strategies
When it comes to college reading, speed isn't always the objective — especially if you're reading about something complicated, like quantum physics. But if you have to read Moby Dick by the end of the week, you can't...Read More About: How to Become a Better College Reader
Electronic resources abound, and they can be of very high quality. The best way to find peer-reviewed, high-quality journal articles is to access them through your online library, or to purchase the articles through an article provider.
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Why is reading important?
As any online student will tell you, online courses require strong reading skills. Your classes will help you build certain skills such as vocabulary, spelling, and comprehension.
For example, a typical...Read More About: How to Improve Your Reading Skills
Most e-learners have mixed feelings about group work and the activities they've had to do with their classmates. Perhaps you've had the same experience: you loved going to the discussion board and sharing ideas and discussing the course readings...Read More About: How to Survive Virtual Group Work
College papers come in all shapes and sizes. And different assignments will require different strategies. If you're working on a research paper — a paper that involves citations from books, articles, and Web sites — then the guidelines in Section...Read More About: How to Write an Organized Paper
Most students eventually find themselves in the position of needing to get a lot of work done in a small amount of time. The solution to may be to "pull an all-nighter."What Is an All-nighter?
The all-nighter has been a rite of passage...Read More About: Tips and Advice on Pulling an "All-Nighter"