Registration Deadline Looms! Don't Get Shut Out of Class!

Barry Lenson

PSST! Hey . . . you!

Yes, you. You there in your dorm room, doing the tenth rewrite of the paper you have to turn in tomorrow, “Ambivalence – good or bad?”

Sure, you’ve got to keep grinding away at your paper all night until you get it just the way you like it.  But while you’ve been writing nonstop for the last three days, the world hasn’t stopped turning. And while it turns, stuff is happening.

To be more specific, you have to register for next term’s courses pretty much right away, or risk getting shut out of the classes you want or need. If you’ve ever gotten shut out of a class, you know the drill.  Sometimes, it’s not even your fault. You log in the minute that course registration opens and find out that the class you needed has already been filled.  (How is that possible? No one knows, it’s kind of a supernatural thing.)

So you race to your advisor’s office to beg for clemency, but all that you get for your trouble is a blank-eyed stare. The situation is getting worse. You might even need to delay your graduation date.

If you need certain courses to graduate, the experience is worse than irritating. But help is at hand. The good news is, you cannot be shut out of classes at StraighterLine. You can enroll in any class at any time, and simply start working.

Here are some StraighterLine courses that you can take right now, or at any other time you like. You’ll probably find several of them in the core curriculum of the college you are attending . . .

  • English Composition I – Just about every college requires students to take a course like this. In StraighterLine’s English Composition I course, students learn how to develop better writing skills by identifying and understanding the steps involved in the writing process - all in this one online English course, which also covers effective research techniques, editing, and revision.
  • English Composition II – A continuation of English Composition I.  This course focuses on writing analysis and argument. Lessons also explore academic research writing, critical thinking, citation, and documentation.
  •  College Algebra – You need this course, right? It provides students with a working knowledge of college-level algebra and its applications, emphasizing methods for solving linear and quadratic equations, word problems, and polynomial, rational, and radical equations and applications. Students perform operations on real numbers and polynomials, and simplify algebraic, rational, and radical expressions.
  • Economics I: Macroeconomics – This course looks at the big-picture performance of the national economy and its links to the global economy. Designed to examine many of the basic tools economists use, this macroeconomics course covers economic perspective, fundamental concepts, graphing skills, and an overview of the interrelated components of the United States economy.

So if your college says you’re shut out, you don’t have to lie down and take it. You can sign up, pay a fraction of what your college charges, and keep your education on track.

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