By Danielle Koons
Yes, StraighterLine can totally get you to Paris this summer. Unless you don’t want to go to Paris… in which case StraighterLine can get you to London. Or Berlin. Or Candy Mountain. You know what? StraighterLine can get you wherever you want to go. (Awesome metaphor here.)
StraighterLine online college courses are a great [...]
Posted on July 8, 2013 by Guest Blogger
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Posted on July 5, 2013 by Barry Lenson
Why wait ‘til Halloween to read Frankenstein, the novel that Mary Shelley’s penned in 1818?
Here are some reasons why this immortal novel, which was actually entitled Frankenstein or the Modern Prometheus, makes for hot, hot summer reading . . .
Reading it now could help you pass required English courses in the fall. You see, Frankenstein [...]Read More...
Posted on July 3, 2013 by Guest Blogger
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This is going to be a tricky topic. You see, StraighterLine wants me to talk about how taking classes will keep your summer from sucking. But you and I both know that a quick route to Sadville is to take summer classes.
In a previous post, I did mention all the good things about [...]
Posted on June 11, 2013 by Barry Lenson
If you go to most colleges, you are going to have to take a certain number of required courses. If you attend Columbia University in New York, for example, here are core curriculum courses that you will be required to take . . .
In addition to those courses that Columbia [...]Read More...
Posted on June 10, 2013 by Barry Lenson
Not too many years ago, entrepreneurs were people with big ideas who were interested in making a lot of money. Social activists were people who wanted to improve the world. Very different people, right?Read More...
But that has changed. Today, we have social entrepreneurs. They are people who want to use their vision and business skills to [...]
Posted on June 6, 2013 by Barry Lenson
Dr. Jonas Salk, social entrepreneur, holding two bottles of his life-saving polio vaccine in 1957
If you have been reading recent articles about social entrepreneurs, you’ll be tempted to believe that they are a completely new breed of human that burst upon the scene about a decade ago. Sure, lots of today’s most noted social [...]Read More...
Posted on May 28, 2013 by Guest Blogger
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Ahh yes, Summer. A time for chocolate malted milkshakes, dancing to some good ole' fashioned doo-woop, and rubber-necking down at Lover's Lane. Oh, wait-wait-wait. Sorry, wrong decade. But, that's pretty much how summer goes: sweet treats, letting loose on the dance floor, and spending time with that special (or somewhat special) someone. Squeeze [...]
Categories: Summer Classes
Posted on May 22, 2013 by Barry Lenson
If you’re graduating high school or college in the next few weeks, you’ll be expected to sit in your folding chair while you listen to the philosophical outpourings of your commencement speaker.Read More...
Of course, the inspiring speaker that your high school or college recruited is going to have some wisdom to impart to you. But just [...]
Posted on May 20, 2013 by Barry Lenson
It’s May. Why would you be thinking about September? You should just kick back and enjoy summer, right?
Well, maybe. But the fact is, May could be the best time of all for students to be planning for September, for some pretty compelling reasons like these . . .
You’ve got to take some MONSTER COURSE in [...]Read More...
Posted on May 14, 2013 by Barry Lenson
I have the following conversation at least five times a year. I had it again just the other day. Here’s how it goes . . .Read More...
“I need to pick up three college credits this summer before I can graduate,” a student says to me.
“Well, you can do that for a few hundred dollars at StraighterLine,” [...]
Posted on April 30, 2013 by Barry Lenson
Are you about to graduate from high school? Do you still have a year or two to go? In either case, here’s a suggestion for the months ahead . . .Read More...
Take a few college courses online this summer.
Maybe you’re thinking that other priorities that come first, like taking an SAT prep class or attending a [...]
Posted on April 14, 2013 by Barry Lenson
I got a brochure in the mail a few weeks ago. It was attempting to sell me a summer program that my kid – a recent college grad - could take to learn how to find a job and launch a business career.Read More...
The company that had created the program knows all the marketing “buttons” to [...]
Posted on April 6, 2013 by Barry Lenson
You’re an online student. So when summer hits, chances are you will take your laptop along on your summer vacations and adventures.Read More...
If you like the great and rugged outdoors, here’s some great gear that you’ll enjoy taking along to the beach, to a yurt in the Himalayas – wherever.
Industrial-Strength Laptops for Rugged Terrain
If your summer [...]
Posted on March 5, 2013 by Barry Lenson
I was having lunch last week with three other people. I started to talk about StraighterLine. The more I talked about StraighterLine’s low cost, opportunities to transfer credit, and other positives, the more intrigued my friends became.Read More...
“Man,” one of them said, “StraighterLine is like the ultimate form of home schooling.”
When you start to think about [...]
Posted on June 12, 2012 by Barry Lenson
Earn some college credits over the summer. You can use the credits to lighten your course load in September, complete a required course – maybe even graduate from college a semester earlier and save a lot of money.Read More...
Categories: Summer Classes