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

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

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

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

Are You Smarter Than a Shmooper?

Posted by Shmoop on 4/28/19 11:15 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

New Hope for Congress: Dead Pig Brains Show Signs of Life

Posted by Shmoop on 4/24/19 11:50 AM

The good news? Scientists may have found a way to reanimate dead brain tissue.

The bad news? Scientists may have found a way to reanimate dead brain tissue.

If you're thinking that this is roughly the plot of Frankensteinyou'd be right.

Fortunately, there have (so far) been no successful attempts to revive consciousness in a subject, so we probably don't have to be on the alert for man-eating pig zombies just yet. What scientists have  been able to do is to generate a small degree of cell activity in the brains of pigs who have...bought the farm, i.e. cashed in their chitlins.

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Topics: Literature, Science

Are You Smarter Than a Shmooper?

Posted by Shmoop on 4/21/19 11:39 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

The AP Seder Plate

Posted by Shmoop on 4/16/19 12:45 PM

This Friday is the beginning of Passover and we're celebrating...while we study for the APs that kick off in just a few weeks. Shalom. 

 

Modern Jews celebrate Passover with a Seder—a ceremonial dinner—which commemorates the exodus of the Israelites from Egypt. During the Seder, the Seder plate holds various symbolic foodstuffs and plays a big part in the rituals.

So while we were procrastinating—er, getting hyped—we decided to see which APs would fit on the Seder plate. Here's what we came up with.

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Topics: Literature, Updates

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