Writing Tips: Research Papers

This material was written by Megan Fung, Tutoring Coordinator, Academic and Enrollment Support Services at Penn State World Campus, and derived from materials created for the Smart Track to Success course. Research papers can be intimidating for many college students. That’s understandable. Writing a research paper takes some work (often, quite a bit), and may…

Meet Kasey Altman, a Student on a Global Journey

This is the first in an ongoing series from Kasey Altman, a Penn State World Campus student currently embarking on an impressive — and challenging — adventure. She hopes to experience as many sights, cultures, and traditions as possible around the world. Along the way, she is relying on technology and creative strategies to keep…

Writing Tips: Preparing an Effective Discussion Post

This material was written by Megan Fung, Tutoring Coordinator, Academic and Enrollment Support Services at Penn State World Campus, and derived from materials created for the Smart Track to Success course. Discussion posts are a staple of online courses. This important element of the course structure provides a venue where class members can exchange ideas,…

Disability Services: How to Request Academic Accommodations

Penn State World Campus offers a variety of resources and accommodations to students with disabilities. Although a member of the staff or faculty or an agency liaison can refer you to Student Disability Resources, you can also contact this office directly to discuss resources available or request assistance. One of the most common reasons for…

Writing Tips: Use Email in an Effective and Appropriate Way

This material was written by Megan Fung, Tutoring Coordinator, Academic and Enrollment Support Services at Penn State World Campus, and derived from materials created for the Smart Track to Success course. For most of us, email is an essential staple of daily life. We use it to keep in touch and stay informed. Email is…

Student Disability Resources for Temporary or Short-Term Conditions

When people think of the types of situations that Student Disability Resources would handle, they often think of major, permanent conditions or injuries. While those certainly do qualify for assistance, there is also a broad range of other conditions that would fall under the umbrella of Student Disability Resources. Some students who are experiencing a…

The Disability Resources Team Protects Your Privacy

Students may sometimes be reluctant to seek assistance or special accommodations related to health/medical issues because they are concerned about privacy issues. We want to reassure students that the Disability Resources team — like all staff members at Penn State World Campus — takes great care to protect your sensitive, personal information. When you first…

Virtual Internship Program Offers Great Opportunities

A new program providing a way for students in diverse geographic locations to gain professional skills and experience is off to a great start. The Virtual Career Development and Internship Program made its debut this fall, and is off to a successful start. The new virtual internship program offered by Penn State World Campus gives…