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Its time to revitalize netiquette at AUS

Posted by AUS blog on Sep 16, 2013 10:00:00 AM

By Nour Al Ali

How people behave online could reflect who they may be perceived to be in reality. It is often said that people are more likely to display incivility on social media networks than in real life. There has been a number of studies that support such claims. While many blame this spike of incivility on social networks, I find the cause of rudeness, quite frankly, to be the person instigating negative disputes. Online communications are faceless, abstract and impersonal. This make it easier to attack, insult and belittle the other person that if it were face to face. There are no human emotions involved.

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Topics: American University of Sharjah, American University of Sharjah (AUS), AUS, American University, Best Universities, best university, etiquette, netiquette

AUS, the best campus to live-in and study

Posted by AUS blog on Sep 11, 2013 10:00:00 AM

By Nour Al-Ali

Being a student at AUS is not just about studying, believe it or not. It is about becoming an active member of its community; developing it as well as developing yourself in the process. What I like about being part of this particular community is the distinct element of diversity present at AUS. No one would feel left out because there is a little bit of something for everyone. And even then, if there isn’t something for you, you could easily create your own student club.

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Topics: American University of Sharjah, American University of Sharjah (AUS), AUS, American University, United Arab Emirates, Best Universities, Sharjah, best university, Education, Higher Education

The First of Many Life Journeys: Your AUS Chapter

Posted by AUS blog on Sep 9, 2013 5:56:00 PM

By Nour Al-Ali

I remember attending my first class at AUS and thinking to myself, this is the first day of the rest of my life. It was all too new to me, trying to get to class on time from building to building, figuring out what SBM, NAB, and PHY stood for, and getting used to calling my instructors “professor” instead of “teacher” or “miss / mister.”

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Topics: American University of Sharjah, American University of Sharjah (AUS), AUS, American University, Best Universities, Sharjah, best university, Exams, Education, Higher Education

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