Shmoop Launches College Profiles and College Majors Outlooks, With a Twist

Shmoop’s new guides to colleges and majors give high school and college students the information they need to make educated decisions about their educational futures.

Every college has its own personality, and Shmoop is here to shine the light on what each school is really like. Shmoop (http://www.shmoop.com), a digital publishing company that aims to make learning fun, has launched college profiles with acceptance stats, student body information, and more for top schools across the nation. But there’s a twist: each profile, written by students and alumni of the school, is narrated from the point-of-view of the school itself—picture OK State on OkCupid.

Shmoop’s college profiles tell students all they need to know to choose the right school, from the average SAT® scores of accepted students to the hottest hangout spots on campus. Dig Birkenstocks and environmental ed? Better head to Brown. Excel at almost everything? Princeton might be the right choice. Also included are stats on admitted students, and most importantly, the ruling on which Harry Potter house each school belongs in.

Once students have made it to their dream school, they can use Shmoop’s descriptions and outlooks for various college majors. This information will help them hone their academic interests and give them a look into the crystal ball of the future. Hankering to major in finance? There might be a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. Want to become a therapist? Expect a rich…internal life. Shmoop gives students the lowdown on what classes they’ll take in each major, but they don’t stop there. They provide students with careful insight about how those classes will affect their future.

With Shmoop’s new sections on College Profiles and College Majors, students are bound to find success—and a few laughs.

About Shmoop

Shmoop is a digital curriculum and test prep company that makes fun, rigorous learning and teaching resources. Shmoop content is written by experts and teachers, who collaborate to create high-quality and engaging materials for teachers and students. Shmoop Courses, Test Prep, Teaching Guides, and Learning Guides balance a teen-friendly, approachable style with academically rigorous concepts. Shmoop sees 10 million unique visitors a month on its site and 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, named “Best in Tech” twice by Scholastic Administrator, and awarded Annual Education Software Review Awards (EDDIES) three years in a row. Launched in 2008, Shmoop is headquartered in a labradoodle-patrolled office in Mountain View, California.

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Shmoop Goes Global to the Max with SAT® and ACT® Test Prep Materials in Arabic, Chinese, Korean, and Spanish

Shmoop has translated its SAT® and ACT® prep into four languages, making it easy for international students and English Language Learners to ace the exam and get into the college of their dreams.

Juniors and seniors returning to the classroom this fall already have one eye on the university of their dreams, and Shmoop (http://www.shmoop.com) is ready to help get them there.

Shmoop University, Inc., a digital curriculum company that aims to make learning fun and accessible, has SAT® and ACT® test prep materials for 2014-2015 that are sure to impress students, teachers, and parents alike. Far more affordable than an in-person tutor but just as personal, Shmoop’s SAT® and ACT® prep products include practice exams and drills, vocabulary flashcards, humorous and informative explanations of even the driest math concepts, and much more.

And these products aren’t available just in English. Now Shmoop offers SAT® and ACT® test prep in Arabic, Chinese, and Korean, in addition to Spanish. Students and parents can purchase Shmoop in multiple languages, while schools and districts are eligible for group discounts. Of course, students still have to take the exams in English, so Shmoop presents example reading passages and test questions in English. But explanations of answers to sample test questions along with additional review sections are offered in students’ native tongues. This way, they can quickly figure out what they got wrong on their practice tests and be ready to take home a perfect score on the real thing. Then they’re just an application essay (or four) away from the Ivy League.

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Offering multilingual test prep materials isn’t the only way Shmoop is going global, either. Shmoopers can now enjoy test prep videos with Arabic, Chinese, Korean, and Spanish subtitles. Soon to come are literature learning guides in more languages, Common Core Standards and explanations of the Standards in Spanish, and career planning information in Spanish. Shmoop welcomes new users from across the globe—and English Language Learners here at home—into its e-learning community.

About Shmoop

Shmoop is a digital curriculum and test prep company that makes fun, rigorous learning and teaching resources. Shmoop content is written by experts and teachers, who collaborate to create high-quality and engaging materials for teachers and students. Shmoop Courses, Test Prep, Teaching Guides, and Learning Guides balance a teen-friendly, approachable style with academically rigorous concepts. Shmoop sees 10 million unique visitors a month on its site and 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, named “Best in Tech” twice by Scholastic Administrator, and awarded Annual Education Software Review Awards (EDDIES) three years in a row. Launched in 2008, Shmoop is headquartered in a labradoodle-patrolled office in Mountain View, California.

SAT is a registered trademark of the College Board, which was not involved in the production of and does not endorse this product.
ACT is a federally registered trademark of ACT, Inc. Shmoop University is not affiliated with or endorsed by ACT, Inc.

Shmoop Launches SmartPhone-Ready Video Test Prep to Help Students Study for SAT*, ACT*, and CAHSEE

Shmoop delivers free Test Prep videos to students via email, allowing them to study quickly and rigorously.

Shmoop's Video Test Prep

When it comes to cram time, students want their information—stat. With Shmoop’s Video Test Prep, students can study in quick bursts whenever they have a few minutes to spare.

When a student registers, Shmoop will send them three videos a day, tailored to their SAT*, ACT*, or CAHSEE needs. Students can then watch the videos in the convenience of their own home/school/bus/circus tent. And there’s no need to set a study reminder: Shmoop will automatically send the videos, prompting students to watch. Plus, because the videos are relatable, they won’t end in an unplanned nap.

Each video includes a sample exam question and walks students through the process of answering it. By providing detailed answer explanations, Shmoop fosters comprehension, so that students don’t just get practice with one question; they are able to improve their skills for an entire concept.

Shmoop will send these videos directly to a student’s inbox every day for thirty days; by the end of the month, students will have reviewed the equivalent of a full-length practice exam. Bonus: each video is tagged to the Common Core. It’s every teacher’s dream.

Go ahead and sign up—Shmoop will take care of the rest.

About Shmoop

Shmoop is a digital curriculum and test prep company that makes fun, rigorous learning and teaching resources. Shmoop content is written by experts and teachers, who collaborate to create high-quality and engaging materials for teachers and students. Shmoop Courses, Test Prep, Teaching Guides, and Learning Guides balance a teen-friendly, approachable style with academically rigorous concepts. Shmoop sees 10 million unique visitors a month on its site and 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, named “Best in Tech” twice by Scholastic Administrator, and awarded with two Annual Education Software Review Awards (EDDIES). Launched in 2008, Shmoop is headquartered in a labradoodle-patrolled office in Mountain View, California.

*SAT and AP are registered trademarks of the College Board, which was not involved in the production of and does not endorse this product.

*ACT is a federally registered trademark of ACT, Inc. Shmoop University is not affiliated with or endorsed by ACT, Inc.