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Student Services Roundup

January 19, AD 2015
Student Services Roundup

Now that Spring Semester 2015 is underway, it seems like an opportune time to summarize the various resources available to HACS students: Online Writing Lab (OWL) The Writing Center offers tutorial sessions free of charge to all students at Holy Apostles College & Seminary. OWL tutors work with writers at all stages of the essay […]

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Finding money for college

December 13, AD 2014
Finding money for college

Next to finals week, one of the biggest challenges of college life is financing it. Unlike finals week, however, the search for funding never seems to end. I recently had a conversation with “resident pro” Debra Johnston of the Financial Aid Office at Holy Apostles College & Seminary to find out what advice she can […]

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A Prayer Before Study

November 17, AD 2014
A Prayer Before Study

The importance of prayer in studying and tutoring has been mentioned frequently in these posts. Although this is by no means the last word on the topic, I hope that the following prayer of a master pray-er will help all of us prepare for a serene Fall 2014 Finals Week:   The “Ante Studium” (“Before […]

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Star Tutor Shares Tips

October 25, AD 2014
Star Tutor Shares Tips

For about a month now, Paul D. Turnley has been assisting a student with One Triune God, one of the Theology core courses. Even before he was matched with a student, Paul had been contributing to the nascent Tutoring Program by sharing resources and ideas for program success. It is high time to give this […]

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Tutor Appeal

October 10, AD 2014
Tutor Appeal

Hello everybody. Since the HACS tutor list is down to one man, I am writing once again to invite all alumni* to consider becoming a tutor. In particular, people who live nearby the HACS campus are especially encouraged to apply so that requests for face-to-face tutoring can be accommodated. Please keep in mind that this […]

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7 HACS Tips for Success at Online Studies

September 25, AD 2014
7 HACS Tips for Success at Online Studies

…from the alumni of Holy Apostles College and Seminary (HACS): 1. Have a consistent workspace. Having a comfortable, consistent place to sit down and read, write, and work will help create routine.  It could be a desk at home, a comfy chair with your laptop or tablet, or your favorite corner table at the local coffee […]

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And the Winner is…

September 25, AD 2014

Congratulations to Ryan Mayer, (’12 MA Theology/Bioethics; ’16 MA Philosophy), the lucky winner of the “HACS Tips for Success” raffle drawing. Ryan submitted three excellent tips and has been awarded a $20 gift certificate at Amazon.com. (Attentive readers will notice that the chance of winning in this case was 100%. Hopefully, odds like this will inspire […]

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Share the Secret of Your Success (…and you could be a winner!)

September 9, AD 2014
Share the Secret of Your Success (…and you could be a winner!)

I was in the process of researching ideas for a “HACS Tip” list to give students some guidance on how to succeed at online studies, when it suddenly occurred to me: Why not ask the real-life experts – the alumni who have successfully managed the rigors of HACS e-Learning? Then I thought, “Why not offer […]

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Introducing HACS Tutoring Program

August 20, AD 2014

It is a privilege for me to assist Holy Apostles College & Seminary with the launch of its tutoring program. We are in the process of compiling a list of alumni who are willing to serve as tutors to current students, and I invite you to consider sharing the wealth of your knowledge with our future fellow-alumni. Since […]

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