MLA versus APA Format

Once you start college and are given your first writing assignments, you may find that it’s not enough to write well. You must […]

15 Books for You to Read (Not Textbooks!)

As a college student pursuing an online degree, you always have more than enough reading to do. But sometimes you want to go […]

Community Service Ideas

Keeping up with national and international politics is good, but it’s just as important to focus on the news closer to home. Every […]

Read with Your Child

We all remember our favorite book when we were children. Those books were important for our development. In fact, how much we enjoyed […]

Top 10 Tips for Better Writing

If you’ve been away from school for a while, the thought of writing a paper may be scary. Believe it or not, you […]

Why You Need to Unplug Sometimes, and How to Do It

Online students spend a lot of time using electronic devices. Many of them have a laptop, a tablet, and a smartphone by their […]

Quick Guide to Transition Back to School

Many adult learners return to college after years of being away from school. To become a student again can be a challenge. It […]

How to Stay on Top of Your Federal Loans

Learning to handle student loans is essential for many college students. In 2013, for the first time, student loan debt was higher than […]

How to Study Like a Champ

Sure, you know the best way to study. Just do the assigned reading, right? Your textbook is a good place to start, but […]

Top 3 Study Break Ideas

Studying for any college course requires time and effort. But it’s no fun cramming too much information in at all hours of the […]

Discover 5 Ways to Be Resilient

As you strive to achieve your goals, sometimes unexpected events happen. Life can present many challenges, and things are not always easy. Don’t […]

How to Prepare Yourself for College

Say you request information about a school only to find you don’t meet all of the college’s admission requirements. That doesn’t mean you’re […]

Forward Thinking

Every day great ideas, advice, and information are discussed around the institution. This knowledge is shared with students, alumni, friends, and faculty, but on a small scale. This blog was created to engage a larger audience, a group of lifelong learners who read, think, and provide valuable feedback. Forward Thinking is meant to be more than a blog; it’s another way of learning – for us and for you.