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How many online courses should you take each semester? Take this Quiz to find out.

June 10, 2021 by UNCG Online |

Let’s face it. Going to — and finishing — college isn’t easy. It takes a lot of hard work, research, reading, writing, presenting, and learning to complete a degree. For those adults who know they want to pursue a college education — whether it’s an undergraduate or graduate degree, or a

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6 Strategies to Stay Motivated While Learning Online

March 31, 2020 by UNCG Online |

The key to success in online learning is staying motivated. This is equally true for veteran online students and those newly introduced to the online classroom. The absence of the traditional classroom constants can trigger motivation loss, which can make it difficult to complete your coursework.

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How Realistic Are Your College Expectations?

September 13, 2016 by Coventry Kessler |

You’ve decided to go back to college and earn a degree. You’re pretty excited, but also a little worried. After all, it’s been a long time since you were in school. How are you going to do?

Here’s the good news: Older students who’ve been “out in the world” for a while tend to do better than

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What To Expect Your First Day of Online Class   

September 23, 2015 by Kelly Paul |

Yes, you did it! You decided to attend college online and now you’re an online college student. Your first day of class is approaching and a million questions hit you:

  • How does the first day work?
  • When can I see the syllabus?
  • What will class be like?
  • Am I ready?
  • I’ve never done this before –
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Advantages of Being an Adult College Student

January 09, 2015 by Kelly Paul |

Yes, there really are advantages to being an adult college student.When thinking about a return to college many adults imagine all the OBSTACLES they will face and forget to think about the ADVANTAGES they have as adults in the college classroom. So in case you're struggling to identify those

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Etiquette for Online Course Discussion Board Posts

July 09, 2014 by Kelly Paul |
Writing for your course's discussion board is not like posting on Facebook, Twitter, or the comments section of news websites. Posting on the course discussion board isn't quite like writing a paper either, but it's close. It counts toward your grade and furthermore creates your most visible
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Tips for Successful Group Work as an Online Student

July 09, 2014 by Kelly Paul |

Any time a college or university course requires group work, coordinating it can be a challenge. Especially when all group members are online students and dispersed around the world, that challenge grows exponentially. To make sure you're prepared for that class requiring a group project or

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