May 2017

  • 5 Tips for Succeeding in Online Courses

    5 Tips for Succeeding in Online Courses
    Beth Dumbauld

    As an online learner, you may have found yourself asking, “What does it take to succeed in my courses?” Every day at StraighterLine, we help online learners do just that. Our affordable, self-paced courses are designed with student success in mind, but it’s good to consider that some strategies can be adopted that will further contribute to a successful online learning experience. Here are some tips to help you become an online student success story: 1 - Don’t Give Up. This may seem like a no-brainer, but simple persistence is perhaps the biggest factor in making it as an online student. You may encounter roadblocks along the way that aren’t typically found in traditional classroom-based education: technical difficulties, for ...

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  • Are College Major Stereotypes True?

    Are College Major Stereotypes True?
    Beth Dumbauld

    Is it true that some college major stereotypes are real? If you’re in college, you’ve probably heard some generalizations about the people in your major. Many of these are based on the characteristics that certain groups seem to have the tendency to possess. However, not everyone is the same. Some generalizations can seem true, but others may be false. Here are some examples of college stereotypes. Are These College Major Stereotypes For Real? It is widely believed that English majors are dreamers who always read and have a special knack for grammar, and spelling. Here’s the reality: English majors carry books all the time because it’s required reading for literature courses. Not all English majors are good at grammar, punc ...

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  • What Are The Most Common Majors Of Fortune 500 CEOs?

    What Are The Most Common Majors Of Fortune 500 CEOs?
    Beth Dumbauld

    What are the best, or most common college majors of fortune 500 CEOs? It’s no big surprise that engineering and business are the most common ones. People who studied engineering and business account for 44% of the fortune 500 CEOs. Why are these so common, and what is it about these degrees that help people become CEOs? The Most Common Majors Of Fortune 500 CEOs Engineering is a massive field with over 25 specialties, a few of which are mechanical, civil, chemical, electrical and computer engineering. These specialties allow engineers to work in all industries, ultimately making their career options nearly unlimited. Engineering majors also take an assortment of courses, including, math, science, writing and technical courses. With such ...

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  • The Do's and Don'ts of Taking Summer College Courses as a College Student

    The Do's and Don'ts of Taking Summer College Courses as a College Student
    Beth Dumbauld

    This summer, invest in yourself by taking online college classes to earn college credit. By taking your summer college courses online, you can learn anywhere, anytime – and at your own pace ...

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  • The Ultimate List: Courses to Take Online During Summer Break

    The Ultimate List: Courses to Take Online During Summer Break
    Beth Dumbauld

    For students, summertime is often associated with summer vacation, but many adult learners also choose to spend this time working on their degree path. College students take summer classes for a variety of reasons: Maybe you need a prerequisite before starting a program in the fall, perhaps you didn’t pass a course taken the previous spring, or maybe you just want to check some required courses off your list. If you’re looking to complete courses this summer while still leaving some time for summer fun, consider selecting a course that can be done in a quicker time frame. Ready to get started? Sign up for a free trial today! While there is never a guarantee that you’ll be able to complete a course quickly--this depends ...

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