Shmoop Helps Students Give It the Old College Try

Today’s teens are tech-savvy, at least in the chatting department.
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Today’s teens are tech-savvy, at least in the chatting department. But they’re hardly going to LOL and OMG their way to college degrees. Fortunately, there are resources available that do more than simply direct them to the latest “fail” video or allow them to share photos of their cats.

With the aim of preparing students for life beyond high school, Shmoop offers an extensive College Readiness Guide. The publisher of digital curriculum and test prep covers a variety of topics commonly found on standardized tests, plus provides a crash course on the SAT, PSAT, ACT, CAHSEE, ISEE, SAT Subject Tests, AP Exams – you name it.

Within each test prep unit, students can take advantage of a personalized Dashboard that tracks their progress and provides study tips. Like, “Don’t write with the eraser end of your pencil.” Shmoop Test Prep also includes extreme topic review, practice drills, full-length practice exams and more. And students aren’t left hanging when it comes time to actually apply. Shmoop comes through with College 101, a free online resource that addresses topics such as admission essays, entrance tests, financial aid, scholarships and money management tips for students and parents.

Teachers can use the Administrator Report to keep track of license statistics, as well as the brand-spanking-new Classrooms feature that allows them to virtually organize students in the interest of effectively keeping records of progress and activity. If a teacher notices that a student hasn’t signed on in more than a week, there isn’t a virtual principal’s office to send them to, but Shmoop is working on it. A “downloadable detention” may also be on its way in version 2.0.

To access the Shmoop College Readiness Guide, visit www.shmoop.com/college-readiness/.

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