It’s not often that a post on this blog is written for parents. Today, however, let’s explore a question that more parents seem to be asking lately . . .
“How can my kid finish up online and earn a degree at the college he [or she] was attending until recently?”
Usually parents only ask this question [...]
Monthly Archives: February 2013
Posted on February 28, 2013 by Barry Lenson
It’s not often that a post on this blog is written for parents. Today, however, let’s explore a question that more parents seem to be asking lately . . .Read More...
Posted on February 27, 2013 by Barry Lenson
Les Perelman, Ph.D., recently retired after spending 26 years teaching writing at MIT. He is still affiliated with that institution, where he is now researching ways to improve students’ writing skills.Read More...
Perelman is no fan of the SAT. He believes that the test’s writing section and essay are essentially useless – completely unable to help colleges [...]
Posted on February 26, 2013 by Barry Lenson
At StraighterLine, we already know that Thomas Edison State College is a terrific college that offers great courses and exceptional value. That’s why Thomas Edison is one of StraighterLine’s Partner Colleges.Read More...
Now, our “open secret” isn’t a secret anymore, because more and ambitious students are discovering Thomas Edison State College and the unique educational value it [...]
Posted on February 25, 2013 by Barry Lenson
If you’re a student who’s visiting the College Board’s website for the first time, you’ll probably feel like a little kid who just wandered onto the set of Willie Wonka. There are so many products that look just so delicious. There are AP tests that could save you time and money by eliminating the need [...]Read More...
Posted on February 24, 2013 by Barry Lenson
Does anybody still talk about “finding yourself”?Read More...
A couple of decades ago, I recall, people talked about it all the time. It was a Jack Kerouac/Ken Kesey/Woody Guthrie kind of thing. You headed out across the plains with a guitar or an old car (your choice) and somewhere out there, you found yourself.
Going to college was [...]
Posted on February 23, 2013 by Barry Lenson
Did you ever splat on a course? I sure did . . .
I splatted in both Algebra I and Algebra II. By the time I was three lesson units into each of them, I was far behind because I hadn’t grasped what was happening in the earlier weeks of class. I never caught up, and [...]Read More...
Posted on February 22, 2013 by Barry Lenson
In future posts, we’ll cover strategies for writing different kinds of essays – SAT essays, essays on tests, and more. Today, we’ll cover the college application essay.Read More...
There are actually two kinds of college application essays . . .
1) The writing sample that you include in the common application online.
2) An essay that is required as [...]
Posted on February 21, 2013 by Barry Lenson
A few decades ago, the word “college” meant pretty much one thing for students who were attending college in America. If you were a born-and-bred American student, you graduated high school and then headed off to live on a college campus and complete your degree in four years. Even if you were a non-U.S. student [...]Read More...
Posted on February 20, 2013 by Beth Dumbauld
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What are MOOCs? MOOCs are massive open online courses. MOOCs are free lecture-based courses available online from some of the world’s most well-known colleges and universities. These free college courses are distributed without limit online and are available to any person, anywhere in the world.
MOOCs are free and we all know that free is [...]
Posted on February 19, 2013 by Barry Lenson
What is a MOOC? (Hint: It’s not a large animal with antlers that ambles across highways in Maine.)Read More...
A MOOC is a Massive Online Open Course. In other words, a course that anyone can sign up for any time. Today, MOOCs are being offered by many universities, including Stanford, Vanderbilt, Wesleyan, and more. For an overview [...]
Posted on February 18, 2013 by Barry Lenson
When my daughter was applying to college, she needed a checklist to keep track of her applications. College A required a supplemental essay in addition to the one that was on the Standard Application, for example, and College B wanted to see an actual term paper she had written. Without a checklist, who could keep [...]Read More...
Posted on February 17, 2013 by Barry Lenson
“ACE CREDIT was established in 1974 to connect workplace learning with colleges and universities by helping adults gain academic credit for formal courses and examinations taken outside of traditional degree programs. With over 35,000 courses reviewed, ACE is the national leader in the evaluation process for education and training obtained outside the classroom.”Read More...
- Source: The [...]
Posted on February 16, 2013 by Barry Lenson
It’s Saturday morning. You and your significant other are disagreeing. You have your side of the argument. He or she has his. You are both determined to win and for some reason, the mood is heating up.Read More...
Heating up? Yes. But here’s the cool part. According to some psychologists, the whole discussion you are having is [...]
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