First, the cardinal rule among the academic is: Don’t use Wikipedia. Oh, and don’t use About.com, or any online encyclopedia. These are all major no no’s. I know, the temptation is overwhelming considering these sites are usually the first to pop up any time you start researching online. That being said, just because you can’t quote from these sites doesn’t mean you can’t use them. Let me explain.
Is it possible to write a paper fast? It’s 11:44 p.m. and you have been putting off writing that essay all weekend, even though the thought of it has been buzzing in your mind, gently tapping you with little bits of stress, like a fly landing on your face when you are trying to sleep.
I’ve been teaching online for the better part of six years. During that time, I’ve noticed some unspoken rules that help students succeed online. To be successful, means to do well. However, some students, who would be successful in the traditional classroom, are unaccustomed to online learning environments. Here are 5 things to think about as you begin your online student career!