Shmoop Aims to Accelerate the Decline of Dullsville’s Population
Dullsville, USA – March 30, 2011 – Shmoop (www.shmoop.com), a digital curriculum and test prep company that aims to suck less of the joy out of learning, today announced the arrival of its two newest Online Test Prep Courses: AP Psychology and AP Macroeconomics. Each course is available on Shmoop’s website for individual purchase at $12.95 per student and also available via ludicrously discounted Site Licenses for districts, schools, and libraries.
In a stunning move, Shmoop CEO Ellen Siminoff also unveiled her company’s “Dullsville: Population Zero” plan. “Dullsville was built on the textbook industry’s inefficient, outmoded 20th century thinking,” said Siminoff. “In the 21st century, no student, teacher, or district administrator should have to live, work, or study anywhere in the County of Yawn.”
Shmoop Offers Online AP Exam Prep with More Pep
- Economics lessons based on iPods, popular music, superheroes
- Psychological thrills, drooling, and enough Freudian slips to make you blush
- 4 full-length, timed Practice Exams
- More than 400 mind-expanding Practice Problems
- Shmoints (Shmoop Points, in case that wasn’t glaringly obvious) that can earn students a free Shmoop t-shirt
At presstime, the Mayor of Dullsville could not be reached for comment.
Shmoop is a digital curriculum and test prep company that makes fun, rigorous learning and teaching materials. Shmoop content is written by master teachers and Ph.D. students from Stanford, Harvard, UC Berkeley, and other top universities. Shmoop Learning Guides, Test Prep, and Teacher’s Editions balance a teen-friendly, approachable style with academically rigorous materials to help students understand how subjects relate to their daily lives. Shmoop offers more than 7,000 titles across the Web, iPhone, Android devices, iPad, Kindle, Nook, and Sony Reader. The company was an Official Honoree in the 2010 and 2009 Webby Awards, was named one of the best educational products by the Association of Educational Publishers, and was named “Best of the Internet” by PC Magazine. Launched in 2008, Shmoop is headquartered in a Labradoodle-patrolled office in Mountain View, Calif.