There was a direct correlation [between] how much the students used Shmoop and their scores on the actual AP exam.
Mountain View, California (PRWEB) January 26, 2016
It had been a while since the College Board added a new member to the AP® family, and it was starting to get lonely with only 35 courses. Enter: AP Research and AP Seminar, taken together as the two-year AP Capstone™ program. Instead of merely administering run-of-the-mill pencil and paper tests, AP Capstone encapsulates all the buzzwords colleges love: research, critical thinking, and—wait for it—collaboration.
Shmoop (http://www.shmoop.com), a digital publishing company known for its award-winning Test Prep and certified Online Courses, was waiting in the wings and has already added a guide to the AP Capstone curriculum. It has all the rigor and humor of Shmoop's standard AP prep products, but it also includes detailed guides to both AP Seminar and AP Research, a full-length end-of-course practice exam, sample presentations (complete with PowerPoints and research paper outlines), top secret skills and strategies, and info on how students can get their own AP Seminar and Research Certificate™ and AP Capstone Diploma™.
Shmoop's AP prep has had proven results, including increased student engagement and higher scores. Karen Kozlowski, the AP French teacher at Jefferson Township High School in New Jersey, noted, "There was a direct correlation [between] how much the students used Shmoop and their scores on the actual AP exam." She continued, "We love the humor! It makes mastering difficult material so much fun!" Hey, if students are going to spend two years on this thing, they might as well enjoy it.
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