Just in Time for Application Season, Shmoop Offers Expert Feedback on College Essays

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Shmoop now provides individualized feedback and suggestions on college application essays for new subscribers to their annual student plan.

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At the college level, there's a big difference between an applicant and an application. There needs to be a soul or pathos in your essay that humanizes you and makes the admissions committee know you're not just an incredibly advanced robot.

Shmoop (http://www.shmoop.com) has always been the first stop on any high schooler's path toward college. With a college application tool, cost of college calculator, college profiles, and hundreds of articles about how to get accepted to their dream school, students had everything they could ever want for college app season right at their fingertips.

Well, almost anything. Shmoop recently iced the cake by adding a new service: the experts at Shmoop will read a student's college application essay and provide detailed feedback and overall suggestions. All the student has to do is subscribe to Shmoop's 12-month student plan between November 1, 2016 and January 15, 2017, and then email their essay to Shmoop HQ.

Shmoop will offer feedback on everything: topic, coherence, organization, and even nitpicky things like sentence structure and grammar. Of course, on top of being experts in the college admissions process, the folks at Shmoop are also master storytellers. Since admissions officers should be falling head over heels for an application essay—not falling asleep—Shmoop will help students tell their stories without getting lost in the crowd.

"At the college level, there's a big difference between an applicant and an application," says David Siminoff, founder of Shmoop. "There needs to be a soul or pathos in your essay that humanizes you and makes the admissions committee know you're not just an incredibly advanced robot."

Students can scoot over to Shmoop's subscription page to sign up for the 12-month student plan and let the folks at Shmoop help them take their application essays to the next level.

About Shmoop

Shmoop offers hundreds of thousands of pages of original content. Their Online Courses, Test Prep, Teaching Guides, Learning Guides, and interactive Study Tools are written by teachers and experts and balance a teen-friendly, approachable style with academically rigorous concepts. Shmoop sees 15 million unique visitors a month across desktop and mobile. The company has won numerous awards from EdTech Digest, Tech & Learning, and the Association of Educational Publishers. Launched in 2008, Shmoop makes the magic happen from a labradoodle-patrolled office in Mountain View, California.

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