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Effective Note Taking

Taking notes is an essential skill to have as a World Campus student. Since this is such an important part of our learning experience, I wanted to share a few of my tips on how to take effective notes. Check out my video to enjoy some beautiful scenes and listen to my advice for clear…

Considering Law School? Here’s What You Need to Know

If you have ever thought about law school, it’s never too early to start preparing. Edward J. Wangler, J.D., Senior Undergraduate Studies Adviser and Pre-Law Adviser with the Division of Undergraduate Studies at Penn State, says the Penn State Pre-Law Advising website is being redesigned with the main theme of EXPLORE, PREPARE, and APPLY and…

Get the Most Out of Your Tutoring Session

Are you having difficulty in some of your courses? If there are certain classes that you are struggling with, now is the time to consider receiving help. World Campus offers tutoring for several different courses. Tutoring for World Campus students is available through Penn State Learning and sessions take place via the Elluminate web collaboration…

Why We All Need Recess

Remember when recess was the favorite part of your day? For the couple hours that seemed like forever, that big clock on the classroom wall would grind out the school day one tick at a time punctuated by those few amazing moments—that free-for-all called recess. As spring semester draws to a close, some will break…

Who Said That?

In the heat of the paper writing battle where do you get your references? Do you spend much time in the local library? The clock is ticking on that deadline and with as much information as can be found at your fingertips you may be wasting your time. Many of you have lives that often…

Are You Burnt-Out? Planning Wisely to Prevent Overload

After high school, I went to a university on-campus. I was 18, energetic, and fully focused on school. My only responsibility, really, was school. I got a work-study job on campus, which was basically paid study time! Thus, taking 18 credits in one semester was both feasible and smart. Due to personal circumstances, I left…