7 Things That Are Less Fun Than Taking the SAT

Posted by Shmoop on 3/6/19 11:35 AM

We know, we know. Test day is the worst. But reality check: it could be way worse. Like...you could have to take the test while running a marathon with your feet tied to cheese graters.

While you prepare to take the SAT® this Saturday, here's a list of equally-bad-or-worse activities you could have on your to-do list. We hope they'll put things in perspective.

Read More

Topics: Test Prep, Updates

10 Women Who Changed U.S. History

Posted by Shmoop on 3/5/19 11:00 AM

If you've been forgetting your weekly #WCW or you missed out on your Galentine's Day brunch, then you're in luck. March means Women's History Month, so you have a full thirty-one days to make up for your slacktivism. 

While there are obviously more than enough women to fill the whole month (plus every other month from now until the end of time), we want to highlight just a few. They might not all agree when it comes to ideology—and you might not agree with them—but they do have one thing in common: they're women warriors. 



Read More

Topics: Updates

Are You Smarter Than a Shmooper?

Posted by Shmoop on 3/3/19 12:05 PM

Ready to test yourself to see if you're smarter than a Shmooper? We've gathered four questions (and answers—you're welcome) from some of our favorite premium online courses and test prep. 

Be warned, though: some are tougher than others. If you get stuck or want to learn more about the topic covered in the question, simply click the associated link to go to the course.*

Read More

Topics: Literature

Test Your Dr. Seuss Knowledge

Posted by Shmoop on 2/28/19 10:45 AM

You've purchased twenty-seven copies of Oh, the Places You'll Go! to give as graduation gifts...but when's the last time you actually read a book by Dr. Seuss? Did you know his birthday is this weekend, March 2nd? Do you even know this guy at all

 

As you look back on your high school career (or look forward to whatever's left of it), why not take a nostalgic road trip through Seussville? As it turns out, there's more to Dr. Seuss than meets the eye.

Read More

Topics: Updates

5 Tips for Conquering Procrastination

Posted by Shmoop on 2/26/19 11:23 AM

We dare you to list a hundred things that are more exciting than studying.

Nope. Stop. That was a trick.

You were supposed to say, "I'm too busy studying to play your stupid game." But you didn't. So...if you're worried that your procrastination skills are sharper than your study skills, then this one's for you.

Read More

Topics: Education, Updates

Are You Smarter Than a Shmooper?

Posted by Shmoop on 2/24/19 12:12 PM

Ready to test yourself to see if you're smarter than a Shmooper? We've gathered four questions (and answers—you're welcome) from some of our favorite premium online courses and test prep. 

Be warned, though: some are tougher than others. If you get stuck or want to learn more about the topic covered in the question, simply click the associated link to go to the course.*

Read More

Topics: Literature

6 Lesser-Known Academy Awards Taken Home by Oscar-Winning Movies

Posted by Shmoop on 2/21/19 12:54 PM
The Oscars are this Sunday, and every year around this time, we like to reflect on past winners and nominees. How does   Arrival  stack up with   2001: A Space Odyssey? How does   La La Land  compare to   Singin' in the Rain? And how does Suicide Squad look next to Waterworld? (Both were Oscar-nominated films. No kidding.)

But it's easy to forget about the less prestigious awards offered by the Academy*—and the very deserving movies that have won them. Let's take a look.
 

 
Read More

Topics: Literature

Last Minute Cram Session for the SAT

Posted by Shmoop on 2/20/19 12:11 PM

The next SAT test date is March 9th, 2019, which means it's time to enter "cramming mode". We've got some advice on how to crush the SAT with some tips you'll be able to put directly on your calendar.

Read More

Topics: sat, study, Test Prep, College Prep

SAT Test Reminder—March 9th

Posted by Shmoop on 2/20/19 9:55 AM
A little bird told us there's an SAT test coming up. And look...we trust this bird. He has no reason to lie to us. 
 
 

  • SAT Test Date: March 9th 
  • Start Time: 8 a.m. (recommended 7:45 a.m. arrival)
  • Scores available March 22nd 
Read More

Topics: Test Prep

How do I get into the University of Michigan?

Posted by Shmoop on 2/19/19 11:00 AM

So, you want to be a Wolverine. We're not talking about your favorite Canadian member of the X-Men, we're talking about getting decked out in maize and blue and pouncing about the University of Michigan. No doubt you're attracted to its topnotch academic reputation (#1 public research university in the U.S. in 2018), its location in cute-as-a-button Ann Arbor, and its legendary athletics program. Or maybe you just want to go to the same school as Madonna. (Following in her footsteps helped these people get ahead, at least). Whatever your reasons are for trading your opposable thumbs for a set of paws and claws, we are here to help you get into this legendary school.

Read More

Topics: college, college essays, College Prep, college admissions, michigan, college application

Have a question about the article?

Why Shmoop?
  • Shmoopers' SAT practice exam scores have increased over 40% in just six weeks.*
  • Shmoopers earn college credit for only $87 a month.** Learn at your own pace.  
  • Shmoopers are experts in finance. Courses, guidance, and videos to help you land that job or promotion. 
  • All content written by PhD students from Stanford, Harvard, Berkeley, and other top universities.
  • Shmoop is only $24.68 a month with free cancellation anytime. 
  • Shmoop offers a 24-hour FREE trial to all new subscribers. 

For people looking for that low cost, high quality, no hassle, low stress, get-you-ahead-in-life kind of opportunity. 

Start Shmoopin'

*Results may vary. **Not including cost of proctored exams

Sign Up For Knowledge

Recent Posts