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owlLet’s face it, for the most part many students, regardless of how intelligent they are, have difficulty with writing papers. Sometimes the difficulty is with the flow, getting the idea across to the reader, the format, grammar, punctuation and so forth. Hours are spent working on assigned term papers, abstracts and various research proses. Frustration heightens and then the student begins to procrastinate. Before they know it, the night before the paper is due is upon them and the only thing completed is the title page. Does this sound familiar?

Top OWLS (Online Writing Labs)

Most online universities offer OWLS to their students free of charge. Unfortunately, many students do not take advantage of this resource as they are not quite sure what to expect. As the saying goes, “You won’t know if you don’t ask,” holds very true in this situation. You could have an abundance of information available at your fingertips.

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Communicating via email or other online correspondence can be very convenient for the online student, however; what is often overlooked is the “tone” in which you are communicating with another individual or instructor. You are probably asking yourself, “Is this lady off her rocker or what?” “How can a voice-free form of communication have a tone?” Well, online communication not only has a “tone” but it is also very easy to communicate a negative none unintentionally.

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Have you ever considered your education’s toll on the environment? With all of the textbooks, course materials, and workbooks you need to purchase and print out it feels like you should be planting trees after you’re finished with them. Recent technological advances have allowed many students to go mobile and cut out the need for loose paper materials and heavy textbooks. Students across the educational spectrum from elementary school children to students studying for online degrees are turning to digital media in order to advance their academic prowess.

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Summer is right around the corner for most of us depending on where you live. Parties, vacations, beach fun and relaxation await each of us. Oh, but what about college courses. If you are lucky enough to be pursuing your college degree via an online program you may be required to take courses continuously without a break. Yes, that means courses over the summer. Don’t be down, as you are lucky to be part of thousands that have chosen the most versatile method of education. You can take your courses with you wherever you need to go, and for the most part, schedule time spent on your courses at your discretion.

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Every where you turn, people are starting to rely on Apple’s technology more than ever before. While PC’s used to have a utilitarian claim to fame surrounding the brand name of their manufacturer, Apple products are becoming easier to use and the software available is far superior than PC software. Apple’s software is so easy to use that it takes over on many PC’s. It’s rare to see any computer user use Windows Media Player over iTunes.

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There is a debate concerning education these days. The development of online programs and classes has got people thinking if they should just take these online programs or actually enroll in school. However, many still prefer real classes because they believe that it’s still the best way to learn. Both online and real classes have their pros and cons.

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The main idea of distance learning or E-learning is to get an in-depth, credited and complete education through the internet. Since its introduction, many people have graduated and earned a college degree via online learning. E-learning mainly benefits students who cannot attend real classes, people who want to pursue their education but are too busy, and students who want to study a program in a different country without having to leave their own. Studies have shown that this type of learning provides the same results as real classes through mentor-led discussions and online- and offline-based activities.

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With the unemployment rate at an all time high, it definitely pays to play it safe and smart when weighing your career moves. Although the economy looks to be on the slow and painful road to recovery, many companies still haven’t regained the confidence to start opening their doors and hire once more. Still, there are a number of bright spots, and if you know where to look, you’d find opportunities. So where exactly are these jobs? Do they offer decent salaries? How about the quality of life and working environment? This list of hot careers aims to answer those questions.

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Staying organized on the Internet and making sure you don’t drive yourself nuts with the half dozen email addresses you maintain and your other to-dos can be a pretty challenging task. For those who live half of their lives online, it can be next to impossible to make sure everything is in its proper place at all times. While the Web has certainly made daily tasks such as communicating with work colleagues faster and easier, it has also made organization much trickier.

Fortunately, the Internet is also home to tools that help you make sense of your Internet lifestyle. Below are some tools that will help make your life easier.

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Informational interviews are a great way for students to learn about a particular career by speaking with someone who is knowledgeable about the field. It is a way to learn about how to succeed and what to expect from jobs in that field. You can learn about the realities of the job market and receive tips about how to break into the industry.

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