December 2011

  • Happy New Year. Now Go to School and Get Educated.

    Barry Lenson

    Happy New Year. Now Go to School and Get Educated. As the title of today’s post probably tells you, it’s time for some tough love. You’ve been kicking back and enjoying wonderful holidays over the last month, and that’s great. But it’s January, 2012, and that means it’s time to make some serious plans to move your life ahead in the coming year. Our advice? Go back to school and get more educated. Why, you say? Because despite the fact that education has been taking some hard hits lately in America, it still has the potential to move your life ahead in countless new ways. There’s nothing else like education, because nothing else has the power to help you accomplish these things . . . Unlock your inner abilities and acco ...

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  • What Every College Applicant Should Know as 2012 Begins

    Barry Lenson

    What Every College Applicant Should Know as 2012 Begins As we start 2012, let’s take a look at some common misconceptions about college. Misconception #1: You have already missed the deadlines to take the SAT or the ACT tests, so you can’t start college this year. That’s bunk. A number of traditional colleges are now making standardized tests optional.  For a list of them, CLICK HERE. And don’t forget that you can enroll in any course you want at StraighterLine without taking standardized tests ahead of time. Misconception #2: It’s too late to start college in 2012 because you’ve already missed application deadlines. That’s bunk too. You can start your freshman studies right now, by enrolling in StraighterLine’s ...

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  • Getting Into College Made Easy: Six Ways to Dramatically Improve Your SAT Scores when Time Is Short

    Getting Into College Made Easy: Six Ways to Dramatically Improve Your SAT Scores when Time Is Short
    Barry Lenson

    Getting into college isn’t as difficult as it seems. Today we’re offering another common-sense post that proves that point. Today we’ll attack this question . How can you significantly increase your SAT scores when time is short?  I saw this problem arise a lot when I was working as an SAT tutor. With only a month until an SAT test date, for example, a student would suddenly realize that he or she needed to add 100 points or more to each of the three SAT sections in order to get into a particular college. And I have to tell you, it’s tough to boost scores that much in just a short period of time. Ready to get on the road to your degree? Get started today! But here are three strategies than can often get the job done: Strat ...

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  • The Cheapest Way to Attend College Ever Is to . . . Sneak into Classes!

    Barry Lenson

    The Cheapest Way to Attend College Ever Is to . . . Sneak into Classes! You just can’t stop some people from pursuing their educational goals.  One such person is Abe Liu, a young man who was recently ejected from the Harvard campus for trespassing. He’d been doing it for months! Here’s the story, as reported in The Harvard Crimson . . .  Liu never got accepted to Harvard. He never even applied. He just showed up on campus and starting going to classes. He is actually a 27-year-old guy who dropped out of a college in North Carolina. Before showing up on campus, he made friends with people at Harvard on Facebook. He never got permission to live in a Harvard dorm, but he made friends with Harvard students a ...

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  • Best Educational Resolutions for Year 2012

    Barry Lenson

    Best Educational Resolutions for Year 2012 Are you making New Year’s resolutions this year? Good! Here are some to consider in the educational area of your life. All are powerful, because they have the potential to move you closer to your educational goals. And all are practical, because you can get each of them done within the next 12 months if you use online learning. Here are some commitments that could belong on your list of things to do in 2012 . . . Start going to college. Remember, you can do this in the least expensive and more user-friendly way possible, by taking courses online. Finish going to college. If you need to complete only one or two courses to complete your degree, this could be the year to do it. R ...

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