Shmoop's College Readiness Engages Students Looking to Prepare for Next Step

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To college or not to college, Shmoop helps students face the calm before the dorm.

Shmoop, a publisher of digital curriculum and test prep, has students’ backs. For teachers looking for a more efficient way to prepare students for the most important time of their lives, Shmoop’s college readiness guide covers a slew of topics thrown as gauntlets for students’ standardized tests. Shmoop delivers the material with the wit and panache of Ricky Gervais.

The college application process is a stressful, confusing and lonely one. Like The Beatles, Shmoop wants to hold students' hand. Cramming for standardized tests is an American rite – slapping a few last minute extracurriculars to pad a resume is just sad. The Scholarship Scramble is not an historic board game, now a popular iPhone app. Students are in this frey – support them with Shmoop and let them find the “more” in their lives… lest they simply come down with a crippling case of senioritis, in which case they’ll be in our prayers.

Four reasons why teachers should take a gander at this resource:

  •     97 out of 101 students agree that test prep stinks. That leaves only 5 who love it. And even they have trouble with simple arithmetic.
  •     Luckily, Shmoop Test Prep smells like roses: Shmoop speaks the language of high school students.
  •     Icons from bastions of literature, the film industry and the finest modern cartoons will reach classrooms as if test prep was created... by humans.
  •     Shmoop's proprietary "dashboard" and reporting systems give teachers immediate feedback on how Shmoop is being used in their school. Big Brother has nothing on Shmoop.

Most important reason: students can get a crash course on any of five commonly administered tests (SAT, PSAT, ACT, CAHSEE and ISEE), dive into the US History, English Literature and Biology SAT Subject Tests, prep en Español, and study for a ton of different AP Exams. Shmoop is constantly adding to the site, too, so if students don’t get started now, they’ll never catch up.

As a teacher, contacting Shmoop to find out about our great deals for schools and school districts is easy. Let’s get the students ready for those all-important tests, so that they earn the life they want.

About Shmoop
Shmoop is a digital curriculum and test prep company that makes fun, rigorous learning and teaching materials. Shmoop content is written by master teachers and Ph.D. students from Stanford, Harvard, UC Berkeley, and other top universities. Shmoop Learning Guides, Test Prep, SAT, and Teacher Editions balance a teen-friendly, approachable style with academically rigorous materials to help students understand how subjects relate to their daily lives. Shmoop offers more than 7,000 titles across the Web, iPhone, Android devices, iPad, Kindle, Nook, and Sony Reader. The company has been honored twice by the Webby Awards, was named “Best in Tech” for 2010 and 2011 by Scholastic Administrator, and was honored by District Administration. Launched in 2008, Shmoop is headquartered in a labradoodle-patrolled office in Mountain View, Calif.

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