April 2013

  • Concordia University Student Explains Her StraighterLine Success

    Barry Lenson

    A new video shows how Ebru Eren, a student at Concordia University Irvine, used StraighterLine  to graduate, finish college sooner, save money . . . and more! Ebru Eren Essex, a student at Concordia University in Irvine, Calif., was working hard to finish her undergraduate program at Concordia University Irvine. But when she visited her advisor one day, she hit a snag that put her studies and her finances at risk. “I thought I was going to have a nervous breakdown,” she explains in a video that Concordia created and put online. “I was almost done with my bachelor’s program at Concordia, and I found out that I was still shy 13½ units!” Ebru was worried that she wasn’t going to graduate, but then her advisor pointed ...

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  • Herzing University: Partner College Profile

    Barry Lenson

    StraighterLine is proud to announce that Herzing University is now one of our Partner Colleges When you first hear about Herzing University and investigate what it’s all about, the first thing you’ll probably think is, “Herzing is America’s only university that is owned by a woman, Renée Herzing. That’s unique.” Then you read about a Herzing student who earned both his Bachelor’s and his MBA in four years, and you think again, “That’s unique.” Then you learn that Herzing has a dozen campuses located across America and think, “That’s unique too.” And on it goes – with every page you turn and every fact you learn, you keep discovering that Herzing is uniquely different from most other American schools. An ...

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  • Save Money on College Tip Two: Go to a Three-Year College

    Barry Lenson

    Today’s post is the second in a series of short tips on how to save money on college. Today’s tip is . . . Go to a Three-Year College Do you want to save money on college and graduate sooner? Here’s a powerfully simple strategy for you. Go to a three-year college! What You Need to Know about Three-Year Colleges  “New Three-Year Degree Programs Trim College Costs,” an article that Katy Hopkins wrote for U.S. News, contains some important information for students who want to save money by attending a college that offers a three-year degree program. Hopkins writes, “. . . some schools offer or are planning to debut new, fast-track bachelor’s degree programs that only hit families’ wallets for three years.” Here a ...

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  • About to Graduate College? Use Online Summer Classes to Launch Your Business Career

    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. The company that had created the program knows all the marketing “buttons” to push when addressing parents who are worried about their kids’ job prospects. The summer program will be held on the campus of a prestigious college, even though the program doesn’t seem to be run by that college exactly. The brochure is full of pictures of that campus – the verdant quadrangles, rolling hills in the distance, ivy-hung buildings, and all the window dressing. There are pictures of students who have supposedly emerged from the program. They ...

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  • Learning Chemistry Is Easy with StraighterLine’s Online Videos

    Barry Lenson

    If you’re studying chemistry in high school or college, here’s some good news for you. Chemistry just got easier to learn than ever before, thanks to 50 instructional chemistry videos that have recently been added to StraighterLine’s YouTube channel. Be sure to check them all out – chances are that there is one that will help you tackle any chem problem you’re facing today. Here’s just a small selection . . . . What are the Properties of Liquids? Surface Tension, Viscosity, Special Properties Lattice Energy of Ionic Compounds, How to Find Ionic Energy of Salt Writing Lewis Structures Covalent Bond vs. Ionic Bond What Does it Mean for a Molecule to Have a Dipole Moment? Molecular Geometry Examples with VSEPR ...

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