To College or Not To College: The Calm Before the Dorm

Shmoop, a publisher of digital curriculum and test prep, has students’ backs. If you are a teacher who is looking for a more efficient way to prepare your students for the most important time of their lives (aside from prom), look no further. Shmoop’s college readiness guide covers a slew of topics thrown as gauntlets for your students’ standardized tests. Shmoop delivers the material with the wit and panache of Ricky Gervais (or someone you find funny, edgy and entertaining – yes, we crack ourselves up).

The college application process is a stressful, confusing and lonely one. Like The Beatles, Shmoop wants to hold your hand. Cramming for standardized tests is an American rite – slapping a few last minute extracurriculars to pad your resume is just sad. The Scholarship Scramble is not an historic board game, now a popular iPhone app. Your beloved students are in this frey – support them with us and let them find the “more” in their lives… lest they simply come down with a crippling case of senioritis, in which case they’ll be in our prayers.

Five reasons why you should take a gander at this resource:

  • 97 out of 101 students agree that test prep stinks. That leaves only 5 who love it. And even they have trouble with simple arithmetic.
  • Luckily, Shmoop Test Prep smells like roses: We speak student. We also speak Mokpwe, in case you happen to hail from Cameroon. (We’re really hoping you don’t call our bluff on that one.)
  • Icons from bastions of literature, the film industry and the finest modern cartoons will reach your classrooms as if test prep was created… by humans.
  • Our proprietary “dashboard” and reporting systems give you immediate feedback on how Shmoop is being used in your school. Big Brother has nothing on us.
  • Caesar from the most recent Planet of the Apes movie commented, “I can’t believe how easy Shmoop’s platform is to use; I may just apply to grad school.”
  • You want depth and breadth? We’ve got your depth and minty breadth, right here. You can get a crash course on any of five commonly administered tests (SAT, PSAT, ACT, CAHSEE and ISEE), dive into the US History, English Literature and Biology SAT Subject Tests, go en Español, and prep for a ton of different AP Exams. We are constantly adding to the site, too, so if you don’t get started now, you’ll never catch up. Just ask Heinz.

If this sounds like something you could use (and we think that it is), contact Shmoop to find out about our great deals for schools and school districts. Let’s get our kids ready for those all-important tests, so that they earn the life they want.

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