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  • Thinking Smarter About Degree Completion

    Thinking Smarter About Degree Completion
    Beth Dumbauld

    At StraighterLine, we want to help you achieve the goal of a college degree, and we also want to encourage you to think about all the available ways you can complete your education. You can save both time and money if you just do a bit of research and think outside of the box ...

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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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  • How to Succeed When Taking Multiple Courses

    How to Succeed When Taking Multiple Courses
    Beth Dumbauld

    By Danika Rockett, Ph.D. Whether online or on-campus, managing multiple courses in addition to your daily responsibilities with family and work can be a challenge, but with the right strategies, you can get it done. If you’re like most college students, chances are you are balancing school with a job. In fact, one survey revealed that close to 80% of college students are working at least part-time while they attend school. But don’t worry--we’ve got your back and are here to offer support as you move through your StraighterLine courses. Ready to get started? Sign up for a free trial today! Here are a few tips for balancing and managing a challenging course load with your busy professional and personal schedule: Use techno ...

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  • Tips for Getting Over a Fear of Math

    Tips for Getting Over a Fear of Math
    Beth Dumbauld

    By Dan Gryboski, StraighterLine Professor of Math If you say you have a fear of math, or that you hate math, is it possible that what you really hate are math classes? If so, I don’t necessarily blame you. If a single math course stands between you and your college degree, I can understand the anxiety you might feel. So let’s talk about what math is and what math is not. What Math Is and What Math is Not Math is something you already use all the time. Math is not, and should not be, confined to a particular class. Whenever you double a recipe or think about how long your road trip will be, you use math. You’re not really afraid of math; it’s just all those symbols and rules in a math book! Well, all those symbols and rules are ...

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