El Shmoop Arrives: SAT and ACT Now En Español

Posted by Shmoop on 10/12/11 8:00 AM

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (Oct. 12, 2011) – Shmoop celebrates America’s second most popular language by translating our popular ACT and SAT guides into Spanish.

According to the Pew Hispanic Center, “Driven by a single-year surge of 24 percent in Hispanic enrollment, the number of 18- to 24-year-olds attending college hit an all-time high of 12.2 million in October 2010.” Getting into college is tough. Brutal, even. It is a battle for which you must prepare – you eat the exams like a hungry lion – or you become lunch.

Here are some key things you have to know about El Shmoop:

  1. Shmoop uses relatable analogies from the boob tube to keep students engaged. The Scientific Reasoning section of the ACT becomes a little less painful when students can deconstruct it like a CSI crime scene.
  2. Give learning punctuation and rhythm a little more flair when students get in the groove of a So You Think You Can Dance? Flamenco.
  3. Shmoop uses beloved video games like Oregon Trail, Tetris and Super Mario Bros. as metaphors for various challenges that students will face (and overcome!) on the SAT and ACT.
  4. Lest you think Shmoop is all play and no work, we’ve included 3 full-length timed practice tests and hundreds of practice problems (with on-the-spot feedback and explanations).

  5. Dual language instruction helps you prepare for the big day. Our explanations are in Spanish, but the drills and questions are in English. Since you will be battling the monster in English, we won't sent you into the fray unarmed.

  6. Follow our to-do list as you prep for your exam. Check off the boxes in our suggested order, or be a rebel and jump around. It’s your call. You can retake sections to improve your understanding and final scores...or earn more Shmoints for (almost) eternal glory.

For more scoop on Shmoop’s SAT and ACT en Español, visit, www.shmoop.com/sat-espanol/test-prep.html and www.shmoop.com/act-espanol/test-prep.html

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