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Three Seemingly Obvious but Often Forgotten Tips for Going Back to School

Adults returning to school usually have the whole “life” thing down. They’ve been in the workforce for some time, perhaps have a family to look after, and, unlike some traditional college students, know how to pay bills and finish projects on time. But no matter how much you think you’ve got it together now, starting …

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Re-adjusting to Academic Life: Study Tips for Adults Returning to College

For many people, making the important decision to go back to school is the easy part. Actually getting back into the swing of things and remembering how you managed your studies before can be a bit more challenging. Don’t beat yourself up if everything doesn’t instantly come flooding back on the first day. Just like …

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Seven Online Learning Tips to Make Your Experience More Personal

There are several advantages of online learning, including cost, commute (or lack thereof), and flexibility, not to mention the fact that you can attend class in your pjs. However, online learning can create a feeling of isolation – if you let it. Check out this list of online learning tips for things that CSU OnlinePlus is doing and things you can do to make your online learning experience more personal.

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Presentation Tips for College Students

This spring semester, you may be asked to make a presentation on a final paper or project for a class. A course-based presentation is an excellent opportunity for practice and feedback before the stakes become higher as you advance in your professional and academic career. It’s better to go down in a ball of flames in front of your professor and classmates than, say, your boss, co-workers, or potential clients, right?

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7 Tips to Help You Feel Less Nervous

My first day of class to earn my MBA from Colorado State University is on Monday, so like many of you, I’m mentally preparing myself to go back to school while maintaining a full time job and a personal life. It’s hard to know how to be prepared and what will be expected, so like the first day of any new experience, it is intimidating, stressful, and occasionally frightening! Here are seven tips on getting rid of those first day jitters.

5 Ground Rules for Online Classroom Discussion

Somehow, online course discussions tend to spiral out of control quicker than in-person debates. Whether we can attribute this to the distance between discussants, misinterpreting intentions due to a lack of visual and audio cues, general courage from having digital space between people, or a combination, anyone who has grazed through an online forum understands. …

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