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    Time Management Tips

    Learn how to stay productive and organized as a busy online student.

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    Register for Courses in LionPATH: a Step-by-Step Walkthrough

    Learn how to enroll in summer 2019 courses in LionPATH.

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    Graduating This Semester: What You Need to Know

    Plan ahead to make sure you'll be ready to graduate and celebrate with Penn State World Campus.

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    Plan Ahead to Be Ready for a New Semester

    Taking a few simple steps ahead of time can help you feel prepared to start a new semester.

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    Financial Aid Timing: Summer Aid and the FAFSA

    Our Financial Aid team explains how summer financial aid works and what you need to know.

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Develop a Roadmap for Resiliency

As you pursue your educational goals, it’s common to run into roadblocks or challenges you didn’t anticipate. Even happy developments like growing your family or making a career change can affect your wellness. Learn how to manage your responsibilities while staying well by attending our Roadmap for Resiliency event series! Read more about the event…

Course Accessibility: Avoiding a Separate Experience

At Penn State World Campus, we want all students to have the same opportunities as their peers, regardless of any functional limitations. That’s why we on the Learning Design team strive to ensure accessibility is not an afterthought but rather a concept “baked in” across multiple roles and phases of the course development process. From…

Take Note: This Student’s Favorite Apps for Writing Things Down

This content was provided by Student Advisory Board Member Maria Soyoso-Capuder. Balancing life and school can be challenging and overwhelming. Thankfully, our digital world plays a vital role in helping us — busy people — easily keep track of our notes. You might already have your go-to note-taking method, which I love to hear —…

Writing Research Papers: Part Two — Formatting Your Paper

Once you have decided on a topic for your paper and developed an outline and thesis statement (get tips in Part One of our guide to writing research papers), you are ready to begin writing the paper itself. Here are some tips on structure and format. Starting point: the introduction   Introductions should get the…

Writing Research Papers: Part One — Your Topic and Outline

Research papers can be intimidating for many college students. That’s understandable. Writing a research paper takes some work and may require skills that are new — or perhaps have gone rusty. Crafting a good research paper involves planning, organization, research, writing, and editing. Time management can also play a critical role, as these assignments often…

Peer-to-Peer Services Now Available Online via The Search Bar

Penn State University Libraries recently unveiled a suite of services in which students can receive help with research, writing, and tech issues from fellow students with skills and training in those areas.  These peer-to-peer services are part of a program called The Search Bar. It normally has a physical presence on-site at the University Park…

Writing Tips: Use Email in an Effective and Appropriate Way

For most of us, email is an essential staple of daily life. We use it to keep in touch and stay informed. Email is one of the top methods of communication for business, personal, and school purposes. There are some pitfalls and concerns you should keep in mind when communicating via email, however. Netiquette is…

Library Support for Adult Learners

A presentation from Penn State University Libraries entitled Library Support for Adult Learners was first offered as part of Nontraditional Student Week in November 2020. The short video — available via Zoom recording — was presented by Anne Behler, information literacy librarian & instruction coordinator at Penn State Library Learning Services, and reviewed some of…