ACT Test Reminder—April 13th

Posted by Shmoop on 3/26/19 11:25 AM
 

  • ACT Test Date: April 13th 
  • Start Time: 8 a.m. (recommended 7:45 a.m. arrival, so leave time to get your latte)
  • Scores available: April 23rd (Shakespeare's birthday)
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Topics: Test Prep

Are You Smarter Than a Shmooper?

Posted by Shmoop on 3/24/19 10:51 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 link to go to the course.*

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Topics: Literature

7 Classic Books Brought to Life

Posted by Shmoop on 3/21/19 11:44 AM

Ever wondered what Jay Gatsby looks like when he isn't being played by Leo? Trying to map Holden's travels in The Catcher in the Rye? Not sure what a Nazgûl actually is? Shmoop infographics have all the answers.

 
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Topics: Literature, Updates

5 Things to Know About Purim

Posted by Shmoop on 3/19/19 11:00 AM

Everyone's pretty solid on what Easter is all about: Jesus and bunnies. But fewer people know the deal with Purim. (Spoiler alert: it's not just "Jewish Halloween.") So, as per uzh, we're here to fill you in. Here's the rundown.


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Are You Smarter Than a Shmooper?

Posted by Shmoop on 3/17/19 11:38 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 link to go to the course.*

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Topics: Literature

6 Movies That Deviate from the Source Material

Posted by Shmoop on 3/13/19 11:11 AM

We're always looking forward to a book-to-movie adaptation, even if the movie trailer and its source material have less in common than a walrus and a carpenter. But, hey, differences can inject some spice into what might otherwise be a pretty stale movie.

Here are six other movies that deviate from the text on the page...with varying levels of success.

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Topics: Literature

5 Foolproof* Ways to Score a 5 on Your AP Exams

Posted by Shmoop on 3/12/19 11:10 AM

 'Tis the season to be panicky. Yep, we're talking about AP® Season. But you can beat the anxiety. And you can do it without prescription medication. 

 

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Topics: Test Prep, Updates

Are You Smarter Than a Shmooper?

Posted by Shmoop on 3/10/19 1:30 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 link to go to the course.*

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Topics: Literature

7 Things That Are Less Fun Than Taking the SAT

Posted by Shmoop on 3/6/19 11:35 AM

We know, we know. Test day is the worst. But reality check: it could be way worse. Like...you could have to take the test while running a marathon with your feet tied to cheese graters.

While you prepare to take the SAT® this Saturday, here's a list of equally-bad-or-worse activities you could have on your to-do list. We hope they'll put things in perspective.

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Topics: Test Prep, Updates

10 Women Who Changed U.S. History

Posted by Shmoop on 3/5/19 11:00 AM

If you've been forgetting your weekly #WCW or you missed out on your Galentine's Day brunch, then you're in luck. March means Women's History Month, so you have a full thirty-one days to make up for your slacktivism. 

While there are obviously more than enough women to fill the whole month (plus every other month from now until the end of time), we want to highlight just a few. They might not all agree when it comes to ideology—and you might not agree with them—but they do have one thing in common: they're women warriors. 



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