Welcome to Shmoop: Teachers
What can Shmoop offer teachers? Well, everything. We've got SAT, ACT, SAT II, and AP® Exam Prep and boatloads of free analytical learning guides. Here at Shmoop, we take a different approach to education. Our material is not a shortcut—it's a way to encourage deeper thinking and learning. And laughing, of course.
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beyond, we were stunned that learning tools had barely changed since we were in school.
Same dull, rote forms of teaching. Serial, linear, uncreative exposition.
And no love! No love of learning. No love of open-minded discussion.
And there should be. We loved school. Yes – we were, and are, proud geeks.
So Shmoop is a different approach to education. We want to remove the friction from learning.
No $5 words, no pretense, no chest-pounding. We’re all about being relevant, real and
approachable. More specifically, here at Shmoop we are learning
guides, test preparations, life lanterns to light the way.
We are guides to in-depth analysis of literature, history and civics. Our guides are not short-cuts.
They celebrate and encourage deeper thinking and student engagement.
We are digital literacy. We recognize that computers are here and they’re here to stay.
And we want your students to save a few trees while they’re at it.
We are test prep exams covering everything from the ACT and SAT to nearly every AP on
Earth. And much of this in Spanish as well.
also rewards students with “Shmoints” for acing exams, nailing drills or inviting
their friends. These Shmoints add a healthy dose of competition
to the learning process, and they are yours to fiddle with however
you see fit. There are also links provided in every unit
that direct students to the Best of the Web so they can continue to research a given subject
if they don’t feel Shmoop has given them their fill.
All site content is aligned with Common Core standards.
We spend our days creating with a grimy group of hundreds of writers who hail from shmancy
PhD programs from the finest long-haired institutions in the world.
We have over a thousand guides on our site. We can’t show you everything, but let’s
whet your appetite with a little taste. Our lit analyses explain why you should care
about reading these stories and why they are relevant to today’s teens.
Sometimes we get so excited that our write-ups are longer than the original story.
We welcome students to Shmoop’s Biology 101 – the virtual home for all things vegetable,
animal and mineral. In Mythology, we have Facebooked the gods,
leaked their tweets and email logs, and revealed whether they were jocks, valedictorians or
beauty queens. You can have a rollicking good time on all
these pages of Shmoop without spending a dime. But now let’s go to our premium service.
What is Shmoop College Readiness? We want to get you, your students, your children
ready for college. What we don’t believe in: snores and ridiculous
prices. What we do believe: CSI can teach you something
about the ACT. Batman and the Joker can explain integers
better than most teachers. We are sure you have people telling you all
day long why they are the greatest thing since sliced bread for your students.
We believe we are right up there with this and other world-changing discoveries, because
we’re fun, we’re funny-looking, we’re affordable to all.
So that’s it. We hope you got the gist. Ping us. We’re not shampooing our hair Saturday
night. Yours in Shmoopiness – out.