The world of SAT prep has just been rocked, by the those diligent do-gooders at Shmoop.
Online PR News – 30-August-2011 – – Aug. 27, 2011 (Mountain View, California) -- Shmoop (www.shmoop.com), a digital curriculum and test prep company, today announced re-launch of its Online Test Prep Course for the SAT. It's bigger; it's badder; it's better than ever. And just in time for back to school, too.
"The SAT (http://www.shmoop.com/sat/test-prep.html) has never been treated so well," remarked Allie Jaarsma, Content Editor at the Shmoop HQ. "We've really pulled out all the stops, we took the SAT on a date and told it to go ahead and order the lobster and the filet mignon."
What's new in Shmoop's SAT version 2.0?
• Two new full-length exams
• Hundreds of revised practice drills to get you in the SAT mood
• Upgraded explanations of the basic concepts, with examples that won't make you pass out at your desk:
o How many snide comments Dr. House makes on a daily basis
o The likelihood of an embarrassing song rearing its ugly head on your iPod shuffle
o What Neil Patrick Harris, Snooki, and Tina Fey can do to help solve counting problems
Sound intriguing? It should. Reading through an SAT Test Prep book (which we doubt anyone actually has, because they are the worst), is approximately how watching paint dry really feels. However, Shmoop has made a few excellent steps in nudging the often boring world of test preparation towards a genre that is actually fun and engaging.
If fun and engaging are items that interest the reader, please feel free to stop by the Shmoop SAT page, or check out the group rates for schools and districts.
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, SAT, 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 10,000 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, Calif.