Shmoop University Welcomes Students Back to School with Their College Readiness Suite

What is Shmoop?: — by Shmoop on May 1, 2012 to Education (174 seconds)

Mountain View, California (EastBayDaily) — For students everywhere, summer is nearly over and it’s time to get back to the grind. Not that anyone’s going to be grinding too close just yet; it’s still pretty hot.

Shmoop, a publisher of digital curriculum and test prep, welcomes students back to the fold with a slew of helpful guides and tools to make their sailing smooth.

    Test Prep. Going back to school means that students will soon be studying for tests, and Shmoop has all the tools they need to ace those suckers. Shmoop offers diagnostics for the reading, writing, and math portions of the SAT, PSAT and ACT. Students can take a stab and see how they do. The results will tell them what areas need more work. But don’t worry… they say it nicely.

    Learning Guides. Before students are tested on their knowledge, they’ll need to accumulate it first. Using Shmoop’s Learning Guides, students can discover what makes Jay Gatsby so great, where Thor got that hammer, and what in the world “Prohibition” was. And was anyone actually “Anti-hibition?”

    College 101. Students might not know it yet, but the carefree days of high school will soon be behind them. Shmoop’s College 101 section will prepare students for everything but their first frat party. Some things just have to be experienced.

    Career Guide. Although they won’t need to pick a major right away, now may be a good time for students to start mulling over their options, career-wise. Want to make gobs of money? Enter the worlds of big business and finance. Want to make no money at all? The acting bug is a-callin’…

    Financial Literacy. Understanding money, finance and economics early on may be the difference between retiring at 40 and buying a second home in Monaco, and…not retiring at all. So come on over to Shmoop’s Financial Literacy section—give the dollar a holler.

Shmoop has been very busy over the summer with the release of a new Literature Glossary and Dr. Seuss guide, and there’s plenty more on the barbie for the coming school year, including a calculus textbook and Shmoopsterpiece Theater. Also on the way are diagnostic tests for AP exams, a new and improved essay-writing guide, teacher resources and more.

Shmoop is a one-stop-shop for test prep, learning guides and fine Italian cuisine. All right, so Shmoop doesn’t serve food yet, but they’re working on it. Wait until you get a load of the meatballs.

About Shmoop

Shmoop is a digital curriculum and test prep company that makes fun, rigorous learning and teaching materials. Shmoop content is written by master teachers and Ph.D. students from Stanford, Harvard, UC Berkeley, and other top universities. Shmoop Learning Guides, Test Prep, and Teacher’s Editions balance a teen-friendly, approachable style with academically rigorous materials to help students understand how subjects relate to their daily lives. Shmoop offers more than 7,000 titles across the Web, iPhone, Android devices, iPad, Kindle, Nook, and Sony Reader. The company has been honored twice by the Webby Awards and was named “Best in Tech” for 2010 and 2011 by Scholastic Administrator. Launched in 2008, Shmoop is headquartered in a labradoodle-patrolled office in Mountain View, California. Learn more about Shmoop by visiting


Ted Kietzman
Shmoop University, Inc.