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Posted July 29, 2015 by

5 Life-Saving Tips for New College Students

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Student closing her ears and screaming at school. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

With advice coming from teachers, parents, counselors, and friends, it can be impossible to make sense of all the new information for college freshmen. Many new students are often overwhelmed and find that their first semester was not indicative of their past scholarly ventures. In order to hit the ground running you will need to prepare appropriately. Here are five simple ways to thrive in college: (more…)

Posted May 01, 2015 by

5 Ways to Make Attending a University More Enjoyable

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Happy casual dressed young college student isolated on white background. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Attending a university can be a very enriching experience but too many students are feeling overwhelmed and exhausted constantly. Luckily, universities are addressing this issue head-on with a plethora of activities and opportunities that help students enjoy their time more. There are more opportunities than just going to class; here are a few ways that you can get the most out of your time as a university student. (more…)

Posted April 07, 2015 by

Put Time Back on Your Side: Time Management Tips for Online Students

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Ryan Hickey, Managing Editor of Peterson’s & EssayEdge

When taking online classes, there’s no one around to tell you what to do — but there’s no one to hear you scream, either. Time management is more essential for the online student, because typically you’re taking classes around distractions like work and family life. Of course, you have the full intention of prioritizing school, but who can concentrate on Econ homework when the baby is crying? This is exactly why so many distance learners have a rough time keeping up.

With that in mind, here are seven tips to help you keep your eyes on the prize. (more…)

Posted July 10, 2014 by

Make Online Learning Easier with These Tools

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John Reiley

When you are working through online classes- whether for school or for business training- you will need the right tools to help you get through it and get the most out of it. If you are looking for some very useful and user friendly tools and apps for online learning, then you need to consider these tools. Many are free to use or have minimal fees and cost, making them perfect for any student or online learner. Check them out to see what they can do for you and your group! (more…)

Posted July 07, 2014 by

5 Tips for Success When Taking Online Classes

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Young girl at home learning on her laptop with books. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

If you plan on taking online classes, be prepared for a totally different learning experience.

Looking into a computer screen to earn a college degree is a relatively new phenomenon and students should alter their study techniques, schedules, attitudes and more to be successful. Below are five tips to help out students new to online learning. (more…)

Posted January 28, 2014 by

Seeking Career Advancement from Your Entry Level Job? Improve Your Skill Set

Would you like to advance from your entry level job?  If so, then improving your skills is a good idea.  Learn some ways to do so in the following post.

A job seeker commented about doing very well at the job interview; then, apparently, performing poorly on a test of her skills specific to a software package required for the job. She isn’t alone; this scenario plays out far too often…

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Posted October 21, 2013 by

Trends in Online Education: How Technology Is Helping Nontraditional Students Succeed

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Laptop with E-learning on the screen. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Student loan debt is in the trillions, the job market feels like it’s never going to properly recover and college tuition prices continue to rise. While it’s unlikely the United States will ever adopt free education options like many European countries, the surge in online learning technology is helping to mitigate some of these issues.

Campus Technology reports the amount of online classes students take has increased more than 96 percent over a five-year period. Online courses and degree programs provide significant advantages to students, particularly to nontraditional students who need to work around a schedule filled up with work and family obligations. As online courses and colleges continue to gain ground, the supporting technology improves, too. Let’s take a look at the trends: (more…)

Posted May 24, 2013 by

8 Reasons Students are Choosing Online Schools Rather Than a Traditional Education

You’ve likely heard how online schools are increasing in enrollment by 40 percent, even as brick and mortar institutions see no growth at all in their student bodies. Want to know why? Here are the top reasons cited by online students for their decision to get an education via the Internet. (more…)