Do you put the fun in functions, or is rational the last thing you feel when you encounter a rational expression? Was PEMDAS the name of your first dog, or is FOIL just something you wrap lovingly over last night's meatloaf? (You may think we've run out of math puns, but we're just getting warmed up.) Shmoop's guide to the Texas Algebra I End-of-Course Assessment gives you everything you'll need to navigate the variable-infested waters of functions, equations, and inequalities.
Algebra I just wasn't challenging enough for you? Shmoop's guide to the Texas Algebra II End-of-Course Assessment will open the door to the fabulous world of quadratic functions, square root functions, rational functions, and—well, let's just say we hope you're really into functions. As if that's not enough, we'll cover how to actually use these functions to do useful things. Everyone wins! Except for Algebra I; it misses you.
Words. Can't live with 'em, can't live without 'em. Even if you're pretty sure you can make your way through life without those pesky little guys, the Texas English I End-of-Course Assessment thinks otherwise. Shmoop's guide to the exam starts with roots and definitions before setting out on a quest through different genres, texts, and writing strategies—and we'll equip you with everything you'll need to make words your friends, not foes.
Twice as nice? So fun that you came back for more? English II: Son of English I: The Return of the STAAR: Well, I Have to Pass This Exam to Graduate? There are many ways to describe the Texas English II End-of-Course Assessment, and Shmoop's guide to the exam will cover all of them. (Well, maybe not all of them. We're a family site.) Build on your mastery of English I by delving even deeper into words, meanings, and what happens when you smush them all together.
Well, this is it: the last stop on the Texas English train. Remember to collect your personal belongings (you know, like all of those reading and writing skills you picked up along the way) and send us a postcard! First, though, you'll need to pass the test. Sorry. Luckily, Shmoop's guide to the Texas English III End-of-Course Assessment will help you review all those connotations, genres, and composition skills one last time. Then you can use them to send us the best postcard...ever.
"World geography!" You might say. "How exciting! It sounds…um, map-py. Are there maps? Maps!" We know the feeling. The world is a big, big place, and humans have come up with an equally overwhelming number of ways to understand it. Luckily, that's where Shmoop's guide to the Texas World Geography End-of-Course Assessment comes in. We cover everything from government to culture to economics to geography—and, yes, there are even a few maps thrown in.
The history of the United States is full of the weird, the wonderful, the tragic, and the inspiring—and Shmoop's guide to the Texas U.S. History End-of-Course Assessment will help you review all the big ideas and events. From Celebrating Freedom Week to the Civil Rights Movement, imperialism to isolationism, and Texas to...uh, Texas, we've got you covered for one of the most important exams in history. Your U.S. History class, that is.
Reviewing all of world history might seem like a monumental task, but we're here to tell you that…okay, you caught us. It is. Luckily, you can hop in the Wayback Machine and prep for the Texas World History End-of-Course Assessment with Shmoop's guide to the exam. We'll zoom through history from 8000 BC to today, with pit stops in geography, government, and economics. And if you've ever wondered whether the Mesoamerican ball game was just a really, really extreme version of soccer—well, you're in luck. We cover that, too.
Ah, biology, the study of life. It's a great opening line—just ask every biology textbook ever written—but what comes next? As it turns out, a whole lot. Prep for the Texas Biology End-of-Course Assessment with Shmoop's guide to the exam. We'll discuss why we're completely outnumbered by our cells, how hominids managed to make it to the big dance, and how to deal with the other organisms fighting for elbow room on the big blue marble we call home. We'll also cover just about everything in between…including more about pea flowers than you ever wanted to know.