Online Courses Take the Risk Out of College

Barry Lenson

Online Courses Take the Risk Out of College

Taking college courses online can save you a lot of money, even cut the cost of your first college year down to $1,000 or less.

Online learning at StraighterLine offers other benefits too. Let’s take a look at some of the ways online study takes the risk out of learning:

You minimize the cost of failure. If you take a class in a regular college and you don’t do well, that course will appear on your college transcript indefinitely. Plus, you paid a lot of money for it. But if you study online and a course doesn’t go too well, there is very little downside.

You can take the time you need to prepare for tests and exams. In a regular college setting, you have to take tests and exams on the dates your instructors specify, whether you are ready or not. In online study, you can vote yourself extra time to study before you log on and take your tests. The benefit? You can take more time to prepare carefully and earn better grades.

You can front-load your learning. If you have to take a course in English composition in your first year of college, why not hone your skills by taking an online writing course before you arrive at school? The result? You start your learning from a position of strength.

You can shore up weak areas as you go along. You could look pretty bad if a professor calls on you in a classroom and asks, “What’s the difference between a trapezoid and a parallelogram?” But if that same question comes up during your online study, you simply pause the course while you look up the information. The result? You get the knowledge, not the blame.

Online study at StraighterLine offers a terrific, risk-minimized value with a very big upside. So before you write that big check and walk into a classroom, why not give it a try?

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