Shmoop Expands Computer Science Offerings With AP® Computer Science Principles Exam Prep

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Shmoop continues to offer the latest and greatest, adding AP Computer Science Principles to its comprehensive list of AP exam prep programs.

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While we want to help students score high on their AP exams, we also pride ourselves in teaching them what they need to know to succeed in the real world.

Students looking for a career that won't be replaced by a robot need to have a handle on all things computer science. But it's not just about knowing the nitty-gritty of programming; in fact, theory can be the best place to start. That's why the College Board has added a new course to its AP listings: AP Computer Science Principles. And it's why Shmoop wants to be sure students are picking up what the College Board is putting down.

Shmoop (, a digital publisher known for its award-winning test prep and certified online courses, has added AP Computer Science Principles to its always up-to-date list of AP exam prep. The exam is all about understanding how computers fit into the world around us, with an emphasis on creativity and collaboration in programming. Since it's not about learning one specific language, all code on the exam is in pseudocode and emphasizes the algorithm instead of the structure of a given language. The goal? To give students insight into how technology is changing society—for better or for worse.

Shmoop's exam prep includes a diagnostic exam, comprehensive topic review, hundreds of drills, and multiple practice tests that mirror the structure and question types on the actual AP exam. With tips and tricks for how to conquer the exam, students will be prepared for anything that comes their way on test day.

"Just like with any subject, knowing the theory behind computer science makes programming that much easier," says David Siminoff, founder of Shmoop. "While we want to help students score high on their AP exams, we also pride ourselves in teaching them what they need to know to succeed in the real world."

Students and teachers looking for individual or small group access can subscribe to Shmoop, where they'll get access to hundreds of test prep guides and online courses, including AP Computer Science A. Schools and districts can get bulk discounts on already below-market-rate materials by contacting sales(at)shmoop(dot)com.

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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.

AP is a registered trademark of the College Board, which was not involved in the production of, and does not endorse, this product.

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