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Shmoop Offers SAT and ACT Exam Prep in Spanish

Posted Oct 13, 2011
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Shmoop celebrates America's most popular second language in producing the ACT and the SAT exam prep universes in Spanish. 

According to the Pew Hispanic Center, "Driven by a single-year surge of 24 percent in Hispanic enrollment, the number of 18- to 24-year-olds attending college hit an all-time high of 12.2 million in October 2010." Getting into college is tough. Brutal, even. It is a battle for which you must prepare - you eat the exams like a hungry lion - or you become lunch.

Key points you gotta know about El Shmoop:

--Shmoop uses relatable allegories drawn from the boob tube to keep students engaged. ACT Scientific Reasoning becomes a little less painful when deconstructed like a CSI crime scene.

--Learning punctuation and rhythm becomes a little less soulless when students get in the groove of a So You Think You Can Dance? Salsa vibe.

--Shmoop uses beloved video games like Oregon Trail, Tetris and Mario Bros. as metaphors for various challenges that students will face (and overcome!) on the SAT and ACT.

--3 Full-Length Timed Practice Tests and Hundreds of Practice Problems (with on-the-spot feedback and explanations).

--Only Spanglish that will help you prepare for the big day. Our explanations are in Spanish, but the drills and questions are in English. Since you will be battling the monster in English, we didn't want to send you to fight the battle of wits unarmed.

--Flex to the max. This is your to-do list as you prep for your exam. Check off the boxes in our suggested order. Or be a rebel and jump around. It's your call. You can retake sections to try to improve your understanding and final scores. Or your Shmoints for prize winning purposes, too!

For more on Shmoop's SAT and ACT en Español, visit, and

Source: Shmoop,

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