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March Interview: Mr. Daniel Phillips

March Interview: Mr. Daniel Phillips

All Distance Learning students take CLEP exams, but not all who take CLEP exams are Distance Learning students. Not my best, but its been a long week. I hope you enjoy this interview with Daniel Phillips, the oldest son of long time family friends. Note, I asked Daniel for a picture of him with his “penpal” (the one he rather cryptically referred to in his interview), but he said he didn’t have her permission.  🙂   Hello, my name is…

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February Interview: Bethany Strang

February Interview: Bethany Strang

Meet my good friend, who I have never met, Miss Bethany Strang!  Bethany has a great personality and love of music and people that I really enjoy!  Please read her story and feel free to ask questions in the comment section… 🙂 My name is Bethany Strang and I am 19 years old.  I live in the beautiful state of Oregon on a small farm with my family of nine.  Music is a huge part of my life and I…

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January Interview: Anna Christensen

January Interview: Anna Christensen

As most of you know, one of the changes for Uncommon Student, in 2013, is to interview a student who has taken a CLEP exam or finished their degree through distance learning. Today I am honored to present to you one of my dear friends, Mrs. Anna Christensen, who has loved me and encouraged me as I earn my degree in this unique way.  Enjoy reading Anna’s thoughts! If you have questions for Anna, please leave a comment! My name…

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Re-post: Is it Time to think of Homeschooling Your Child?

Re-post: Is it Time to think of Homeschooling Your Child?

This article is long, but I highly recommend you read it.  It was posted in the Orlando Sentinel by Jack Chambless   For the past 21 years I have taught economics to more than 14,000 college students here in Central Florida. During that time I have made a concerted effort to glean information from my Valencia students as to their educational background preceding their arrival in college. Drawing from a sample size this large multiplied by two decades multiplied by…

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What ObamaCare means to College Students

What ObamaCare means to College Students

This article is a repost from the CollegePlus blog.  Taryn DiMartile does a wonderful job of reminding us of the reality we are facing as a country and as students. Taryn works and writes for CollegePlus, to read her original article, visit here. Please be in prayer for our nation as we celebrate Independence Day this Wednesday. I know you all know (doesn’t everyone know?) that student debt is a problem of tsunami proportions. And it’s a problem that doesn’t…

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Online Educational Tsunami

Online Educational Tsunami

On May 4, 2012 the Seattle Times released a startling article that revealed the new, or not so new, trend of online college educations. “what happened to the newspaper and magazine business is about to happen to higher education: a re-scrambling around the Web” Across the world, people of all walks of life are pursuing their doctorates online through schools in other countries.  What is wrong with doing your bachelors or associate degree in the same way?  While research proves…

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Recommended Friday: Audio Lectures (Guest Post)

Recommended Friday: Audio Lectures (Guest Post)

While I’m studying for my CLEP on Monday, my good, sweet friend agreed to do a guest post for Recommended Friday.  Please welcome, Anna from Feminine Adventures!!! My name is Anna and I’m honored to be guest posting today while Jessica finishes preparing for her first CLEP. My husband and I both earned our degrees through distance learning. It was a decision we have not regretted! Photo Credit The ability to study when and where you choose is one of…

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