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Student life / breakfast, online research, productivity, student life, study tips,

Embracing the “B” Word: A Case For a Healthy Breakfast

It’s the beginning of a long, hectic day and you’ve slept through your alarm clock. You spring out of bed, quickly throw on what you hope are clean clothes, race to the bathroom to brush your teeth and by some miracle make it out the door with moments to spare, car keys and wallet (hopefully) in hand.

September 6, 2016

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Student life / history, iu, online clas, online degrees, Online Education, research,

History? You’ve Got This!

Teaching history at Independence University, I hear things like this constantly from my students. Some students are sure of failure because, according to their experience, history classes are boring, dry, or irrelevant, and they don’t see how it relates to their own experiences.

August 1, 2016

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Career Tips / career, career tips, Healthcare, nursing,

Why You Should Consider an RN-to-BSN Nursing Program

A common route to becoming a nurse is to complete an associate’s degree in nursing and take the exam you need to become a licensed registered nurse (the National Council Licensure Exam, or NCLEX). Once you’re already a registered nurse (RN) with some experience under your belt, one of the best ways to open up new job options is to get a bachelor’s of science in nursing (BSN).

July 14, 2016

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Career Tips / career, career tips, Healthcare, nursing, online classes, online degrees, onlne education, work,

Choosing the Right Healthcare Degree for You

Healthcare is an exciting and prosperous field for those who want to help people get well. However, choosing a profession in healthcare can be challenging. What looks like a great opportunity may actually turn out to be a bad fit for some students. Here are several things to consider when selecting a professional focus in healthcare.


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Uncategorized / dean's list, honor roll, iu, Online Education,

Term Awards — June 2016

At Independence University, we recognize the hard work of our students and their dedication to their success. The following lists show the names of all the students whose academic achievements* deserve recognition. Please join us in congratulating their achievements.

July 6, 2016

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Student life / career tips, good grades, homework, iu, online classes, studying,

5 Ways to Be a Master Student

Being a master student is about far more than good note-taking, effective time management, and good grades. Mastery is often not awarded by others, but it does offer a sense of profound satisfaction and well-being. Mastery cannot be taught, only learned.

June 17, 2016

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Student life / focus, homework, iu, schoolwork, study tips, studying,

7 Study Hacks Proven to Help You Focus

In the Information Age, it seems as though studying for college exams is about three percent study time and 97 percent not getting distracted by the Internet.

Unfortunately, you don’t have time to click on every attention-grabbing link you come across. You need to focus.

February 10, 2016

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Student life / dean's list, good grades, GPA, honor roll, iu, president's list\, term awards,

Financial Aid Term Awards – January 2016

Congrats to all the students who made these lists! Here are the students whose academic excellence* deserves recognition.

January 20, 2016

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Student life / iu, procrastination, productivity, schedule, studying, time, time management,

3 Tips for Effective Time Management

How successful you are as an online student is largely determined by how well you manage your time.

Typically, online students are not just students; they have many obligations including family, work, and social life. Finding time to study every day can be an increasingly difficult task. Therefore, developing effective time management skills is imperative to success.

January 12, 2016

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Student life / citing sources, Google, Google Books, Google Scholar, iu, online degrees, online research, references, research, sources, study tips, studying, Wikipedia,

The Right Way to Do Successful Online Research

When you’re going to school online, you’ll probably do a lot of your research online, too. But there is so much information on the Internet, and a lot of it is not reliable. You’ll need to learn how to start your search, find objective information, and narrow it down to what’s useful for your project.

January 11, 2016

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Student Stories / iu

Mimi Raza: Finding Success with an Online Master’s Degree

After serving in the Army and then working for ten years as a hostess and DJ, Mimi Raza was ready for something more. “I wasn’t making enough money,” she says. “I wanted to improve my life and just get a better life.”


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Career Tips / career, career tips, confidence, introverts, iu, networking, work,

7 Simple Ways Introverts Can Master the Art of Networking

Many introverts, myself included, struggle to grow their professional networks (and, therefore, their careers) “organically”. You know, through face-to-face interaction. This is perhaps not surprising, given that introverts don’t generally jump at the chance to meet new people in the first place.

It’s not that we’re antisocial; it’s just that we tend to prefer people in smaller doses.

January 8, 2016
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