May 2013

  • Free Videos to Help You Learn Algebra Faster

    Barry Lenson

    If you’re studying college algebra, here’s some good news for you. StraighterLine is now offering algebra videos on its YouTube channel. They’re free, they offer in-depth guidance – and because there are 76 videos in all, you’re sure to find immediate help for any algebra question that’s got you stumped. 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 . . . How to Add and Subtract Rational Expressions How to Decompose a Composite Function How to Divide One Polynomial by Another How to Evaluate a Piecewise-Defined Function How to Factor Polynomials How to Find an Inverse Function How to Find the Axis ...

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  • Save Money on College Tip 10: Take Two Years of Courses at StraighterLine

    Jeffrey Simons

    By Jeffrey Simons Today’s post is the last in a series of 10 tips on how to save money on college. Today’s tip is . . . Take Two Years of Courses at StraighterLine We hope you’ve been enjoying our series on how to cut the cost of college. For our last post, we have an out of the box suggestion that could change the way you think about your college experience entirely. Have you ever considered taking two whole years of college courses online with StraighterLine? Whether you’re going back to college as an adult learner, or starting college straight out of high school, if you want to lower your costs of college, this is a cost cutting idea that can save you thousands and thousands of dollars. Think about how much you can save ...

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  • Why StraighterLine Beats Community College if You Need Credits to Graduate College

    Barry Lenson

    I have the following conversation at least five times a year. I had it again just the other day. Here’s how it goes . . . “I need to pick up three college credits this summer before I can graduate,” a student says to me. “Well, you can do that for a few hundred dollars at StraighterLine,” I answer. “No, that’s just not possible. I’m going to take the course at a local community college.” For some reason, students seem to think that I am fibbing when I explain how easy and inexpensive it is to earn three college credits at StraighterLine.  Maybe it is one of those things that makes people revert to the old thought that, “If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.” However the fact is that Straight ...

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  • Save Money on College Tip Nine: Pay for Learning Outcomes: Competency-Based Education Emphasizes Skill over Time

    Beth Dumbauld

    By Beth Dumbauld Today’s post is the ninth in a series of short tips on how to save money on college. Today’s tip is . . . Pay for Learning Outcomes: Competency-Based Education Emphasizes Skill over Time  Do you want to save money on college and graduate sooner? Here’s a powerfully simple strategy for you. Utilize competency-based education. A college diploma. What is it really? Is it an assessment of what you know or is it a testimony to how long you’ve spent earning your degree? For those carrying an overwhelming amount of student loan debt, a college education might mean that though you’ve pocketed the required amount of credit hours to earn your degree – you are now carrying the burden of a college system that em ...

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  • Put Them All Together, They Spell . . . MOTHER

    Barry Lenson

    You know the old song about mothers? The one that starts with the words, “M is for the Million things she gave me?” In case you don’t know this old song that moistens every eye, here’s a video of it that you can watch . . . What a classic. But since even classics are in need of occasional updating, we’ve created a revised set of lyrics that will be perfect for you to sing to your mother as she modernizes herself and starts to take college courses online. So fire up that video again and sing along, this time using these words . . . M is for the MOOCs that all enraged her O is for more Online courses too T is for the Trojan Horse that crashed her H is for her Hard drive, spinnin’ free E is for her Etherne ...

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