May 2013

  • Kickoff to . . . September?

    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 September. Only you know what that course will be. It’s the one that causes your current sleeplessness or sweaty palms. It could be Calculus or Physics.  But if you confront your fears and take that course online this summer, you will increase the chances that you will really nail that course when the summer is over. You might just sleep better too. Your fall term promises to be the SEMESTER FROM HELL. Only you know why. Mayb ...

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  • Learning Business Statistics Is Easy with StraighterLine’s Online Videos

    Barry Lenson

    If you’re studying business statistics, here’s some good news for you. StraighterLine has added 50 instructional statistics videos to its YouTube channel.  They’re free, they’re great – and they’ll explain some pretty complex topics for you in just a few minutes. Be sure to check them all out – chances are that there is one that will help you tackle any problem you’re facing today. Here’s just a small selection . . . ANOVA Sum of Squares Contingency (2 Way) Tables How to Conduct Hypothesis Testing with a Mean How to Conduct Hypothesis Testing with a Proportion How to Conduct Hypothesis Testing with Two Sample Means How to Conduct Hypothesis Testing with Two Sample Proportions      How to Use Con ...

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  • StraighterLine Helps Our Men and Women in Uniform Prepare for Civilian Life

    Barry Lenson

    If you’re in the military, all of us here at StraighterLine would like to start today’s post by thanking you for your service. All the freedoms and opportunities we enjoy in the U.S. depend on the vital and selfless work that you do. Yet if you’re currently serving – whether abroad or here on U.S. soil – you could be a little worried about obstacles that you will need to overcome when it’s time for you to hang up your uniform and return to civilian life. How can you get into college, pay for college, and get the training that you need to start a successful career? If those concerns are on your mind, StraighterLine offers you some solutions that could play an important role in your planning . . . StraighterLine’s Part ...

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  • It’s Easier to Learn Precalculus with StraighterLine’s YouTube Videos

    Barry Lenson

    Here’s just a quick tip for you today – if you’re stuck on a precalculus problem or concept, chances are you will find the help you’re seeking in one of the StraighterLine precalculus videos that you’ll find on YouTube. Each video delivers a powerful dose of learning in nine minutes or fewer. Be sure to check them all out! Here’s just a selection of the videos you’ll find . . . Application of Newton's Law of Cooling  Application Periodic Investments Application with Logarithms  Applications for Point Slope Form Applications for Slope Intercept Form Basic Trigonometric Functions Equations Involving Rational Exponents How to Calculate Parallel and Perpendicular Lines How to Convert Between Degrees an ...

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  • Why You Should Take StraighterLine Courses Instead of Waiting for Your MOOC to Come In

    Barry Lenson

    When will you be able to sign up for a MOOC, earn college credits in it, and then transfer those credits immediately to your college? Well, wouldn’t we all like to know? It’s a question that never seems to get answered. For people who are eager to take MOOCs and earn college credits for their online coursework, the answer always seems to be, “Could be any day now . . . could be any day.” And MOOC-watchers got that same answer only a few days ago, when they learned that they will have to wait “just a little longer” again before they can earn college credits for their Massive Online coursework. You can read the news for yourself in The Los Angeles Times, The Riverside Press-Enterprise, and elsewhere. But here’s a summa ...

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