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Between Straighter Line, Study.com and Sophia which is easiest?
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Which one has open book tests or no tests at all? Which one is easiest?
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Easiest is always relative, but Sophia has open book/note exams and is unproctored. And it's the cheapest of the three.
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Sophia is 100% open book. Some StraighterLine exams are open book (but you sometimes have to fight with the proctors about this). No Study.com exams are open book.

That said, between SDC and SL, SDC is probably easier for MOST courses due to the way the points are allocated.
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(08-11-2022, 11:32 AM)rachel83az Wrote: Sophia is 100% open book. Some StraighterLine exams are open book (but you sometimes have to fight with the proctors about this). No Study.com exams are open book.

That said, between SDC and SL, SDC is probably easier for MOST courses due to the way the points are allocated.

Umm how do I find out which SL courses are open book?

(08-11-2022, 11:31 AM)jsd Wrote: Easiest is always relative, but Sophia has open book/note exams and is unproctored. And it's the cheapest of the three.

Sophia seems like the easiest for me too. Thanks so much for this information.
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There is a list of which courses are open book and not here: https://www.straighterline.com/how-it-wo...g-details/ As already stated, sometimes the proctors aren't made aware that the exam is open book, so you have to be ready to argue.
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(08-11-2022, 12:48 PM)rachel83az Wrote: There is a list of which courses are open book and not here: https://www.straighterline.com/how-it-wo...g-details/ As already stated, sometimes the proctors aren't made aware that the exam is open book, so you have to be ready to argue.

Okay, thank ya. I'm glad you told me this.
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For me, it's Sophia > Study.com > StraighterLine. There are a few things you should do, 1) Decide on the degree so you know the requirements, you just mentioned WGU IT and they have several. 2) Create a spreadsheet of the requirements and view National partners.wgu.edu, from there, select Sophia.org, Study.com, StraighterLine, and anything else you are interested in, then input as many courses that go towards that degree 3) On my signature, there is a "plans" link, select the IT plan template and compare with yours 4) Upload your "homework" and we'll see if something is missing.
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(08-11-2022, 12:48 PM)rachel83az Wrote: There is a list of which courses are open book and not here: https://www.straighterline.com/how-it-wo...g-details/ As already stated, sometimes the proctors aren't made aware that the exam is open book, so you have to be ready to argue.

Thanks for sharing that link, that's really useful.

(08-11-2022, 03:03 PM)bjcheung77 Wrote: For me, it's Sophia > Study.com > StraighterLine.  There are a few things you should do, 1) Decide on the degree so you know the requirements, you just mentioned WGU IT and they have several.  2) Create a spreadsheet of the requirements and view National partners.wgu.edu, from there, select Sophia.org, Study.com, StraighterLine, and anything else you are interested in, then input as many courses that go towards that degree  3) On my signature, there is a "plans" link, select the IT plan template and compare with yours  4) Upload your "homework" and we'll see if something is missing.

For the IT major If I'm going to take as many classes as I can through Sophia, Study.com, StraighterLine, etc. which classes should I take at WGU?

What are the easiest classes to take at WGU to finish up the degree if you're going to try to do the absolute maximum number of classes through Sophia, Study.com, StraighterLine, etc. mentioned here: https://degreeforum.miraheze.org/wiki/WG...egree_Plan

I wanna make this degree the absolute easiest possible. Thank you Shy
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(08-12-2022, 09:44 AM)whiverem Wrote: For the IT major If I'm going to take as many classes as I can through Sophia, Study.com, StraighterLine, etc. which classes should I take at WGU?

What are the easiest classes to take at WGU to finish up the degree if you're going to try to do the absolute maximum number of classes through Sophia, Study.com, StraighterLine, etc. mentioned here: https://degreeforum.miraheze.org/wiki/WG...egree_Plan

This question was essentially asked already here: https://www.degreeforum.net/mybb/Thread-...Sophia-etc
If there is anything you're unclear about, you should ask in that thread, to keep the threads separate.

As for the question posed in this thread, most grading is currently much faster at Study.com than at Sophia, and Study.com grading tends to be more consistent and more relaxed anyway, so if the Sophia course includes touchstones, then it's probably better to take at Study.com.
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