5 Reasons AP Computer Science Principles Isn't What You'd Expect

Posted by Shmoop on 2/1/19 7:00 AM

If you're looking for a career that won't be replaced by a robot, you're gonna need to have a handle on 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 we're here to help you nail the AP® Computer Science Principles exam


But before you get to studying, let's take a look at what sets this exam apart.

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Topics: ap exams, Test Prep

How do I get a perfect score on the SAT?

Posted by Shmoop on 1/29/19 1:04 PM

Dorothy Parker had it right when she demanded tangible, lasting perfection, rather than some dinky, moribund flower. When her lover gave her a perfect rose as a token of his love, she quipped:

Why is it no one ever sent me yet
One perfect limousine, do you suppose?
Ah no, it's always just my luck to get
One perfect rose.

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Topics: sat, sat score, Test Prep, writing, math, reading, sat writing, sat math, sat reading, perfect score

Are You Smarter Than a Shmooper?

Posted by Shmoop on 1/27/19 8:30 AM

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.*

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Topics: Literature

Finding Resources with Google and Wikipedia

Posted by Shmoop on 1/25/19 7:00 AM

This article is a sneak peek at our Digital Literacy course, which you can access in full with any Shmoop subscription. 

Shmoop has sifted through all of our thoughts on Google searching (and boy do we have a lot), and we've come up with the following four Biggest Deal Tips for searching effectively. We have some major Google fu, so you have reason to trust us.

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Topics: Literature

The Origins of Money in America. A Tale of Three Important Functions.

Posted by Shmoop on 1/23/19 7:44 AM

This article is a sneak peek into our Personal Finance 101 ACE CREDIT® recommended college course. 

It's Saturday night and you can do literally whatever you want. What would you do? Sit at home on your couch and channel surf? Go see a movie with a best friend? Eat out with your S.O.? Fly to Hawaii and back?

Guess what? All those things cost money.

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Topics: Finance

Are You Smarter Than a Shmooper?

Posted by Shmoop on 1/20/19 7:00 AM

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.*

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Topics: Literature

Teaching Math to Reluctant Mathletes

Posted by Shmoop on 1/18/19 7:00 AM

"When am I ever gonna use this?"

Math teachers around the world are all too familiar with that question. And it's especially tough when you're trying to drill math concepts into the brains of kids who are sure they're going to be pet sitters or deejays or screenwriters or other professions that don't require mad math skills.

Don't sweat it. We're here with a few tips to help you bring those kids to Mathland. 

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Topics: Literature

How to Pay for College

Posted by Shmoop on 1/16/19 7:00 AM

If you're applying to college this year, your application is just the beginning of the college experience. For the younger crowd, the clock is ticking for you to decide which college will be graced with your presence. And we have a sneaking suspicion that no matter where in the process you are, you'll be wondering how in the world to pay for college.

The deposit you send in with your decision is only the beginning—the tuition, room and board, and textbook costs (among plenty of other things) are still to come. Yeah, people say that education is priceless, but apparently colleges and universities didn't get the memo.

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Topics: College Prep

Are You Smarter Than a Shmooper?

Posted by Shmoop on 1/13/19 8:32 AM

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.*

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Topics: Literature, Finance

8 New Year's Resolutions that Would Have Changed Everything

Posted by Shmoop on 1/10/19 8:00 AM
Happy 2019, Shmoopers!

It's only been a week, and we're already feeling the pressure of our New Year's resolutions. So instead of dwelling on our very real and very hard-to-stick-to goals, we've decided to travel to the world of the imaginary.

We've come up with a list of New Year's resolutions that some of our favorite literary characters probably should have made. Sure, these resolutions would have changed the endings...but the stories would've been a lot less bleak.

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Topics: Literature

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