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Ways to Bounce Back After Falling Behind in an Online Class

We are all guilty of falling behind during a class, even if it is just a little bit. When this happens, we can learn from it and remember the next assignment or exam is crucial to getting back on track. Remember these few tips if you find yourself in this position:

Studying for Finals: What can you do differently this time?

The end of November means finals season is starting to approach. Make sure you are ready and prepared for your final exams with some of these tips and tricks to ensure you do even better than last time.  

UMassOnline Introduces New Online Degrees in Security Studies

It comes with no surprise that colleges and universities are now offering additional courses or introducing new programs geared towards the field of security.

UMass recently announced the launch of several new master degrees in security studies. The areas of concentration now being offered in the programs are:

UMass Isenberg School of Management Ranked 12th Best Online MBA Program

Congratulations to the UMass Isenberg School of Management for making the 2015 US News & World Report’s top 12 list of the Best Online MBA Programs! U.S. News & World Report has published respected rankings for Best Colleges, Best Graduate Colleges, and Best Hospitals since 1933. The UMass management program was highlighted for its online convenience, its lack of a residency requirement, students’ ability to take up to two classes before applying, as well as its Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business accreditation.

Print Textbooks vs. EBooks

In a society that is constantly changing and becoming more and more electronic, many students have made the switch to electronic textbooks (also known as EBooks). Both formats have their advantages:

EBooks:

Availability. A larger variety of EBooks are available to students. Having multiple textbooks stored on one reading device makes studying for assignments and exams a lot easier.

Important Factors to Consider When Exploring Online Education

You have a large variety of options when selecting an online university. While each school has something different to offer, it’s important to know what to look for in a school:

Taking the Stress Out of Midterms

It happens every semester - you miss a couple assignments, take too long getting into “school mode” and before you know it, the horror of midterms creep up on you. Like most horror movie slashers, midterms can be conquered, and the way to conquer them is quite simple - manage your time and stress effectively and you will succeed. But how does one manage and destress at one of the most stressful times in a semester?

Finding Your Focus

When it comes to studying for tests and exams, focus is critical. The tips below will help students enhance their ability to study and fully absorb the information they will need in classes.

Succeeding in Online Networking

You’ve heard it over and over: Networking is the key to success. Well, it’s easier to say you should connect with strangers than it is to actually do it. However, the Internet makes networking much easier. There are a wide array of social media sites (like LinkedIn) that are designed to connect people with similar business interests. And, of course, there’s always Facebook.

Here are some tips to help you navigate the online networking world:

4 Tips on Getting the Most Out of Your Online Education

Despite the advantages of distance learning, taking online courses can be overwhelming. You need to be well organized and motivated in order to succeed in this off-campus setting. Here are some strategies for studying and staying on task that will help you make the most of your online courses!

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