Food for Thought: 7 Foods that Boost Your Brain Power

Posted Friday, August 30, 2013

From childhood, we listened to our parents drone on about eating our vegetables, grimacing as spinach, broccoli and/or Brussels sprouts were piled onto our plates. Cringing as we took every bite, wishing with all our might it was ice cream and candy. Yet, as we’ve grown older, we’ve learned that eating those (maybe not-so yucky anymore) vegetables make us big and strong after all. Science has determined the specific foods that will improve the health of our bones, skin and more, and the brain

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Tags: Study Tips , Work-Life Balance

The 5 Questions to Ask Yourself if You are Thinking of Going Back to School

Posted Tuesday, August 20, 2013

We all have different reasons for wanting to return to college. Perhaps it is a personal fulfillment, a message of resilience and determination, or a means to reach that illustrious promotion. Regardless of the purpose, the end goal is the same: you want to earn your degree. You want to finish what you started or take your achievement to the next level.

When it comes to going back to school, you’ve already leaped over the first hurdle. Motivation. That driving force will take you far. Yet, like

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Tags: Credit by Exam , Going Back to College , Prior Learning Assessment and Portfolio , Taking Courses , Time Management , Work-Life Balance

7 People Who Didn't Let Obstacles Stop Them From Success

Posted Friday, August 16, 2013

Thomas Edison's teacher declared him
Thomas Edison's teacher declared him "too stupid to learn anything." Boy, did he prove them wrong.

If you take a moment to think about someone who is successful, whom do you think of? A friend? A family member? Or is the person you envision better known for fame and fortune?

When we think of success, we often admire people like Walt Disney, Steve Jobs and Oprah Winfrey. They are household names with business empires to match. However, these mega-moguls started out their world-changing endeavors like everyone else. They faced setbacks. They were told ‘no,’ or had doors slammed in their

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Tags: Motivation

The Top 7 Discussion Board DO's and DON'Ts (INFOGRAPHIC)

Posted Tuesday, August 13, 2013

As the dynamic feature of online courses, discussion boards provide for vibrant engagement between classmates and mentors. You’ll find your interactions to be lively and thoughtful—like actually being in a classroom together.

However, just as in a traditional classroom, professional etiquette still applies. In an online atmosphere, what you post is a reflection of who you are. Everyone is trying to learn, so understanding the DO’s & DON’Ts of discussion boards will help

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Tags: Advising , Online Tools and Resources , Taking Courses

On Your Mark, Get Set... Study! Running the Marathon of College

Posted Friday, August 09, 2013

"Whether you are gearing up to run a race or getting ready to return to college, you are preparing to accomplish a major milestone in your life."
“We all have dreams; in order to make dreams come into reality it takes an awful lot of determination, dedication, self-discipline and effort."
- Jesse Owens, Olympic Gold-Medalist runner


As the Trenton Half Marathon approaches this fall, avid and amateur runners from all over the world are stretching, strengthening and pushing themselves to prepare for the big event. And in homes, libraries and offices across the country, students are proof-reading assignments,

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Tags: Going Back to College , Graduation , Motivation

What Portfolio Assessment Can Do For You

Posted Monday, August 05, 2013

Close your eyes and picture a course that has no guide or textbook to help you study, because all the material you needed to know – you already knew. All the life and work experiences you needed to understand – you already did. There are no tests or quizzes, and at the end, you earn college credit…. Sounds like a dream course, a fantasy we all drum up when work, life and school blur together into one seemingly endless challenge.

Except it isn’t. This dream that you dare to

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Tags: Career , Prior Learning Assessment and Portfolio , Taking Courses