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Get These Valuable Benefits of Volunteering During a Day of Service

Did you know that volunteering can be good for your health? A study by the Corporation for National & Community Service found that people who volunteer have lower mortality rates, improved functional abilities, and reduced rates of depression. And of course, volunteering is also good for the people and organizations you decide to serve.   There are more…

Three Helpful Library Resources

Victoria Raish, Penn State World Campus Online Learning Librarian, has put together three valuable resources that can aid you when using the library for course work or other assignments. Credo Tutorials  The Penn State University Libraries has invested in a set of modules known as the Credo Information Literacy Tutorials, available to any Penn State…

How Off-Campus Misconduct Can Have Consequences

Penn State has a primary duty regarding behavior on its premises, but there are many circumstances where the off-campus behavior of University students or student organizations is considered of “Substantial University Interest” and may warrant conduct action. Penn State expects students and organizations to conduct themselves in accordance with the law. Off-campus student or student…

Why You Should Complete Academic Integrity Training

Every part of the University is committed to maintaining Penn State’s policy on academic integrity in all courses it offers. Penn State World Campus, the academic unit that is the home of each course, the course instructor, and exam proctors each take academic integrity matters seriously. Academic integrity — scholarship free of fraud and deception — is an important educational…

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…

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,…