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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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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

2019 ACT, SAT, and AP Test Schedule

Posted by Shmoop on 1/8/19 8:00 AM

Death, taxes, and standardized tests—all certainties of life we would rather avoid. Shmoop is here to help you face your fears, at least as far as standardized testing is concerned.

Sayonara 2018 test schedule. Here is the 2019 ACT, SAT, and AP important date schedule free to download. Save the dates, create your study plan, hop on Shmoop, and let's get those scores up. 

According to the joyful cheers, smiles, and increased scores of our 2018 test takers, there's nothing to be afraid of. 

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Topics: Test Prep

Are You Smarter Than a Shmooper?

Posted by Shmoop on 1/6/19 9:00 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, Finance

Are You Smarter Than a Shmooper?

Posted by Shmoop on 1/3/19 12:23 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.*

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Topics: Literature, Finance

Are You Smarter Than a Shmooper?

Posted by Shmoop on 12/23/18 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, Finance

Using and Citing Online Sources

Posted by Shmoop on 12/19/18 8:25 AM

You've sifted through all the muck of the Internet and found the perfect source. We're talking super credible, up-to-date, and written by the most expert of experts. Your next step? Cite it.

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Topics: Literature

5 Fun Facts to Break out at Holiday Parties

Posted by Shmoop on 12/11/18 9:20 AM

Holiday party season is about to begin so Shmoop is here to help. Whether you're noshing on latkes at a school shindig or avoiding the mistletoe at a family gathering, you're gonna need some conversation starters (or pivots).  

Shmoop's online courses are filled with inspiration and knowledge to help you tackle events like these with ease. Our suggestion? Use our Online Courses. They have more info than you can stuff in a stocking, and with a Shmoop subscription, you'll get access to all of 'em. No matter who you're chatting with, you'll have some fun facts to throw their way.

1. The internet exists thanks in part to the Cold War.

Your 12-year-old cousin probably thinks she knows everything about the interwebs. But you can teach her a thing or two with our  History of the Internet course, which will give you all the deets on how Sputnik scared people into wanting a better way to communicate. Thanks, dog-driven satellites.
 
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Topics: Literature

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