Are You Smarter Than a Shmooper?

Posted by Shmoop on 1/20/19 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

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

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

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

5 Books That Definitely Were Not Written in a Month

Posted by Shmoop on 11/29/18 9:00 AM

November is National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo, for those in the know. Here at Shmoop HQ, we keep trying to hit the 50,000-word mark, but year after year we come up short. To make ourselves feel better (and to procrastinate on the whole novel-writing thing), we came up with a list of books we're absolutely sure were not written in a month. 

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Topics: Literature

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