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Tips for Test Taking

With final exams coming up, it is important to brush up on your test taking skills. There are many strategies to perform better on exams. Here are some tips to help your semester wrap up well. Test Preparation When it comes to test taking, preparation is a key element. It is important to be as…

A Place of My Own: The Importance of Having An Area Just for Schoolwork

I consider myself a pretty laid-back person. I like to be organized and clean, but as a wife and mother, I have learned to let some things slide. For example, my husband has a tendency of leaving clothes all over the apartment–living room, dining room, bedroom floor. Rather than try to pick up after him…

Determined Couple Graduates Together from Penn State World Campus

Like many married couples, Michael and Amanda Choe share similar goals and priorities. One thing very important to both of them is education, so they decided to return to school together, determined to earn their degrees at the same time. They met that goal: both graduated from Penn State World Campus in Fall 2011, Michael…

Finding a Proctor That’s Right for You

What is a proctor? A proctor is responsible for maintaining the academic integrity of the exam process for Penn State World Campus students. Penn State requires written proctor verification to ensure academic integrity and to maintain accreditation by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. If the proctor believes that academic integrity has been…

Do You Know Penn State’s Academic Integrity Policy?

Penn State World Campus is committed to maintaining a high level of academic integrity, which is defined as “the pursuit of scholarly activity in an open, honest and responsible manner.” Matters are taken very seriously when academic integrity is questioned. You can avoid future problems by educating yourself on this policy. University policy states that creating…

How to Talk to Your Instructor

For some, communicating with professors can be intimidating, but communicating with them can be beneficial for you, your education, and your career. Taking a few tips into account can help you to talk with your professors in an effective manner which may better your skills as a communicator in the workforce as well. 1. Introduce…