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Since 2009, Shmoop has been a digital publishing company with a point of view. Our teaching method revolves around the basic idea that learning is often too hard—so we carry gallons of humor-laden academic WD-40 to squirt on the tracks whenever we can. If students enjoy the process, they will do it...more.

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8 Symbols of Light That Have Been Burned Into Our Brains

Posted by Shmoop on 5/22/19 11:59 AM

Light...is the greatest. Doesn't get enough press, in our opinion. Without it, we'd have sooo many more bedpost-related bruises on our knees. 

Below are some symbols of light found in literature or music that have been burned into our brains. We'll give you the rundown on eight of our faves and, uh...show you the light. 

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Topics: Literature

ACT Test Reminder—June 8th

Posted by Shmoop on 5/21/19 11:30 AM
 
 

  • ACT Test Date: June 8th 
  • Start Time: 8 a.m. (but get your butt there at 7:45 a.m.)
  • Scores available: June 18th 
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Topics: Test Prep

Are You Smarter Than a Shmooper?

Posted by Shmoop on 5/19/19 10:36 AM

Below are four questions and answers taken from Shmoop's premium online courses. These questions are of varying degrees of difficulty. 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

6 Quasi-Fascinating Things You (Probably) Didn't Know About the Internet

Posted by Shmoop on 5/15/19 11:50 AM

As the school year winds down, everyone's starting to get antsy for summer. Which means it's harder than ever to focus—and easier than ever to fall down the internet rabbit hole. (Or an actual rabbit hole, if you're not watching your step.) And while we're sure you can find the perfect gif for any occasion without blinking an eye, do you know how the internet, um...works?

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Topics: Updates

Take a Break — 6 Ways to Distract Yourself from APs Without Losing Brain Cells

Posted by Shmoop on 5/14/19 12:59 PM

It's the second week of AP® exams, and your brain might be getting a little fuzzy from everything you're packing in there. As much as we love a good binge-watch session, we also encourage you to take a break from AP studying with something that won't dry up those learning muscles.

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Topics: ap exams, Updates

Are You Smarter Than a Shmooper?

Posted by Shmoop on 5/12/19 10:51 AM

Below are four questions and answers taken from Shmoop's premium online courses. These questions are of varying degrees of difficulty. 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

Top 10 Things You Need to Know Before You Graduate (11 If You Still Can't Tie Your Shoelaces)

Posted by Shmoop on 5/8/19 12:43 PM

Greetings, soon-to-be grads! Throw those hats in the air like you just don't care! 

You’ve learned a lot in high school (hopefully), but there are still a few nuggets left to digest. Allow us to hit you with a good old-fashioned Top Ten list. 

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Topics: Literature, Test Prep, College Prep

SAT Test Reminder—June 1st

Posted by Shmoop on 5/7/19 12:26 PM
Here is your friendly Shmoop reminder that there's an SAT test coming up. We're sure you've probably already got it circled on your calendar with hearts and rainbows, but...just in case. 
 
 

  • SAT Test Date: June 1st
  • Start Time: 8 a.m. (but get your butt there at 7:45 a.m.)
  • Scores available: July 10th 
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Topics: Test Prep

Are You Smarter Than a Shmooper?

Posted by Shmoop on 5/5/19 9:55 AM

Below are four questions and answers taken from Shmoop's premium online courses. These questions are of varying degrees of difficulty. 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

May These 6 Star Wars Facts Be With You

Posted by Shmoop on 5/1/19 12:53 PM

May 4th is this weekend, which means Star Wars fans across the galaxy are getting ready to hashtag like crazy: #maythefourthbewithyou. But what about the people who've never found the fifteen-and-a-half hours to watch all seven Star Wars movies? Worry, do not. We've got you covered. These facts will impress even your friends who wear shirts that say "Han Shot First."

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Topics: Literature, Updates

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