What is Shmoop College Readiness?
Are you ready for college? Shmoop provides all the prep you need to help get you there—from SAT to ACT to PSAT... and back again. Shmoop + you = success.
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Graduate from a bottom-rung university or community college...
And the closest they may ever be to attaining the title of CEO is to become Chief Elevator
Operator. How much does 10% extra effort matter?
The unfortunate thing is that, in reality, there is a very fine line between greatness
It isn’t always the brightest kids who go to the top universities. Often, it is simply
those who are willing to work harder and put in the time required to give themselves a
leg up. So... what’s it gonna be, Pip?
As someone who has already gone through the whole rigmarole, YOU know the importance of
getting into a good college... but have you communicated that sense of importance to your
students? If they fall short of their potential, is it going to be on your head?
Is the prospect of going to college even something that is being encouraged by the parents of
a given student? Everybody’s background is different – someone may be the first
in their family with the opportunity to take that next step…
Shmoop can help demonstrate to students how extra effort can equal a wealth of opportunities.
If they understand how much better their life will be if they push hard to get into that
dream school of theirs, maybe it won’t have to be such a dream after all.
So… how can Shmoop help? We’re glad you asked. Shmoop isn’t just
about pummeling your student with a barrage of study guides so they can scrape by on quizzes.
We know that being prepared for college can help as much in the long run
as being prepared for the real world itself. We offer PSAT prep,
because everybody loves a national merit scholar. Not all students realize that this bad boy
isn’t just practice for the SAT – there are plenty of sweet scholarships that can
be nabbed by scoring through the roof on the PSAT.
Earning scholarships can lessen the financial burden for them and their families, as well
as make them appear much more attractive to colleges who are seeking the best and brightest.
Then there is test prep for the SAT - or ACT prep for those of you also want to
show off your mad science skills - so that college admissions offices will have
the pants impressed off them when they see how your students’ scored.
Aside from being able to show off some really big numbers,
they can demonstrate to prospective colleges their willingness to study, which is sometimes
more important to them than someone having a naturally brilliant noodle.
These standardized tests assess more than just the ability to memorize facts.
They can also tell a lot about a test-taker’s versatility, analytical skills and writing
style. Shmoop offers extensive AP Exam prep
so your students can start racking up college credit early.
Taking APs is a must if they have any designs on attending an Ivy League school like Harvard.
A top school will want to see that an incoming student has taken just about every AP under
the sun – probably even Studio Art. On Shmoop, a student has access to topic reviews,
practice drills and exams, test-taking tips and step-by-step guides.
By the time they’ve gotten their fill of all the material on the site, AP might as
well stand for Absolutely Perfect. And of course we at Shmoop recognize that
we are now in a digital world, and there’s no turning back.
So we offer Digital Literacy tools that will teach students to do more than just tweet,
update their Facebook status and pin their favorite new mac n’ cheese
recipe on Pinterest. They will learn how to protect their information,
how to properly cite sources when writing a paper, and how to evaluate a website.
We don’t currently offer a guide on how to hack into national security systems, but
it may be coming in a future version. Your students want to do more than just eke
their way into college. They want to be equipped with the tools
to tear it up once they get there. The demands of the world have changed, and
it’s up to you to hand your students the new playbook.