Wednesday, November 18, 2015
Monday, November 9, 2015
As we near Veterans Day 2015, it is only fitting that we give honor to whom honor is due — our nation’s veterans, active duty service members, and their families. Consider where we would be without our military. What if they had not crossed the deadly beaches of Normandy or raised the American flag at Iwo Jima?
Thankfully, we don’t have to know. Throughout our nation’s history, members of the U.S. Armed Forces have displayed a fierce loyalty, defending America and protecting human rights around the world. Their selfless and courageous service under the toughest conditions has allowed America to remain the land of the free and the home of the brave.
In John 15:13, Jesus said, “Greater love has no one than this, that one lay down his life for his friends.” Our nation’s veterans have pledged their lives in defense of our nation, and many of them have paid the ultimate sacrifice. Veterans Day is a time when we humbly honor these men and women.
As our nation’s veterans enter the twilight of their lives, many tend to lose a sense of purpose. Join us in encouraging these veterans. Remind them that they are a symbol of our nation's strength and security. Tell them that they inspire future generations.
Join us for the Institute for Military Resilience webinar entitled Honor to Whom Honor Is Due, Nov. 12 at 8 p.m. EST. This session is devoted to honoring service members, veterans, and their families through the sharing of testimonials and stories.Postedby Rebecca Eller at 12:16 PM | Permalink
Wednesday, November 4, 2015
Your professors are the most important resource you have as you work through your courses. To ensure that your emails to them are effective, we have compiled feedback from Liberty University online professors regarding the best way to optimize your communication.
Remember, email communication is a key component of online education. Present yourself and your questions well, and your professors will be eager to help you.Postedby Rebecca Eller at 8:06 AM | Permalink
Tuesday, October 27, 2015
College success is built on a series of good choices, and below are six areas that you should be giving special attention.
First, set your priorities. You must prioritize your schoolwork if you expect to be successful. College courses can be among the most fulfilling (yet challenging) ways to spend your time. As an online student, you already have a full life outside of school; however, making schoolwork a priority is essential for your success.
Second, manage your time. Plan adequate time for homework and studying. You should also review each course’s syllabus early on in the sub-term to determine how much time you will need to set aside. Choose specific times and locations to complete assignments, splitting studying up throughout the week rather than trying to cram it all in on the weekends.
Avoid procrastination. Even if you have a good time management plan, procrastination can quickly derail your success. Unexpected things do come up, but for the most part, you should be following your plan. Completing work under a time crunch is stressful, so stick to the schedule. Once your work is finished, make sure to reward yourself! You will be more productive if you have something to look forward to.
Recognize that your professors want to help you. Your success is their success, so if you’re stuck on something, ask for help! Ask questions through email or make an appointment to talk on the phone. Get help immediately if you discover you don’t understand something. Rest assured that asking for help is not a sign of weakness but rather shows your determination to do well.
Engage with what you are learning. After you finish reading or studying, reflect on it. How does what you are learning now contribute to your goals? Is there a way to enhance your learning through volunteer work? Practical experience in your field helps build your portfolio for future employment.
Learn from your mistakes. College education is not only composed of successes. Opportunities to learn and grow can also be gained from failures. If you don’t get the grade that you expected, learn from it so you can do better next time.
Although there is no magic key to success as an online college student, following these six tips should help move you in the right direction.Postedby Rebecca Eller at 9:06 AM | Permalink
Monday, October 26, 2015
As an online student, you are balancing many responsibilities, including work, family, and school. Keeping up with everything can easily leave you feeling burnt out. Burnout involves three stages: stress arousal, energy conservation, and exhaustion. These three stages can cause a variety of symptoms, including trouble sleeping, headaches, anxiety, fatigue, social isolation, and even depression. By overloading your schedule, you are not leaving enough time for your mind and body to recharge. However, there are things that you can do to avoid these issues. Below are seven ways to combat your burnout.
Combating Your Burnout:Postedby Rebecca Eller at 11:33 AM | Permalink