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When in Doubt, Cite

Here we are one month through the semester—and I know the feeling. Football is done, hockey is (finally) back, and soon it will be springtime and beach weather. To me, baseball means we’re that much closer to finishing the semester and completing our degrees. To cut through the winter until baseball season and the beach…

Online Tutoring Resources

As a World Campus student you have access to a number of resources to help you succeed in your coursework. If you are experiencing difficulty in a course, or simply would like to maintain your good grades you should explore the many tutoring options available at World Campus. Undergraduate Tutoring Online tutoring is offered to…

“Mommy Brain”: Memory Tricks for the Busy, Forgetful Student

Memorization is an important, necessary habit we have been practicing since pre-K. If you are like me, however, you either memorized information just long enough to pass the exam or you struggle with retaining what you have learned at all. Remembering terms, people, ideas, and other vital material from my courses has been one of…

Understanding the Deferred Grade Process and Policy

If, due to unique and extenuating circumstances, you are unable to finish a course in the scheduled semester time frame you may request a deferred grade from the course instructor. Please review the University policy, and Registrar information. What is the process for requesting a deferred grade? Requests should be submitted directly to the instructor…

Plan for Repetition: How Course Content-Overlap Helps

Every semester, I have (by chance) selected courses that overlap somehow. For example, I once chose to take a forensics course the same semester I took a photography course. Little did I know that forensic science would help solidify lessons I was learning in photography—concepts such as aperture and shutter speed, depth of field and…

Meet Amy Dietz, HRER Program Administrator and Adviser

Amy Dietz advises World Campus students in the Human Resources and Employment Relations Master of Professional Studies program. Having earned several Penn State degrees while working a full-time job at Penn State, Amy can identify with students’ challenges. We asked her to share some of her experiences and advice for students. You have a long…

Managing Your Time

Now that you have survived the first two weeks of the new semester, red markings blocking off time for various commitments may have magically begun to appear on your calendar. If this is the case for you, there is no better time to begin getting organized. Between work, school, family, and other responsibilities, your schedule…