Shmoop Partners with College Preparation Site Zinch

Posted by Shmoop on 9/10/12 1:54 PM


Our children are our future. At least they better be, or everyone else is going to have to start living a heck of a lot longer.

Shmoop, a publisher of digital curriculum and online test prep, is happy to announce a new partnership with Zinch, a Chegg Company and an online resource for college preparation and admissions. Shmoop has offered valuable teaching and learning resources for years, but they know that students often benefit when educators combine efforts. We all need somebody to lean on. Isn’t that right, Mr. Withers?

The two companies are offering a six-month program during which Zinch users will have special access to Shmoop material through Chegg Presents Zinch Prep, a college counseling program providing information and materials to guide high school seniors through the college admissions process.

By registering on Zinch, a high school student acquires exclusive access to any one test prep resource, be it for the SAT, ACT, or PSAT. Of course, once a student tries one, they’ll want to collect the whole set. No worries – they can always head over to Shmoop, where a wealth of additional instructional materials awaits them.

Both Shmoop and Zinch are leaders in the college readiness category, and have proven track records of putting valuable resources in the hands of college-bound students, and helping more of them set their sights on success in post-secondary school and beyond.

Zinch offers access to numerous scholarships, and aids in the college recruiting process, while Shmoop boasts a continually growing library of study guides, as well as top-notch test prep materials to help students make mincemeat of federally mandated tests. Which is great, because it always helps to have a snack with you during those things.

The companies briefly entertained thoughts of combining their names throughout the duration of this partnership, but worried that “Shminch” might be too difficult to pronounce.

About Shmoop

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 has been honored twice by the Webby Awards and was named “Best in Tech” for 2010 and 2011 by Scholastic Administrator. Launched in 2008, Shmoop is headquartered in a labradoodle-patrolled office in Mountain View, California.

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