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Student Affairs Podcast — Episode 4: Disclosing Student Conduct Reports and Other Issues

Episode 4 of “Conversations with Student Affairs,” the podcast managed by the Student Affairs team at Penn State World Campus in collaboration with our many colleagues and partners across the University’s Student Affairs teams, is now available. Title: Navigating Disclosure Participating staff members: Meg Brower, assistant director at the Penn State Office of Student Conduct, and…

Student Affairs Podcast — Episode 3: Student Conduct and Academic Integrity

You can now listen to Episode 3 of “Conversations with Student Affairs,” the podcast managed by the Student Affairs team at Penn State World Campus in collaboration with our many colleagues and partners across the University’s Student Affairs teams.  Title: Be Authentic & Be Who You Are Participating staff members: Karen Feldbaum, senior associate director,…

Tips From World Campus Academic Advising for New and Returning Students

Academic advisers support students as they begin their Penn State World Campus journey and are there as a resource through graduation. They collaborate with students to develop tailored plans of study geared toward their educational goals. Advisers help students choose courses that meet degree requirements and match their interests and help them find answers to…

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…

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…

Writing Tips: Preparing an Effective Discussion Post

Discussion posts are a staple of online courses. This important element of the course structure provides a venue where class members can exchange ideas, discuss their interpretations of specific course topics or materials, and brainstorm creative approaches to problem solving. People sometimes underestimate the value of discussion posts, but they can serve as a valuable…