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Shmoop Launches Online ACT Prep

Posted Feb 3, 2011
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Shmoop has announced the launch of an Online ACT Prep Course that keeps students tuned-in by littering its ACT lessons with snippets of television that they love ... Or love to hate ... Or say they hate, but secretly love (we are on to them).

Shmoop Online ACT Prep is available for $23 for at-home purchase by an individual student. Shmoop also offers affordable Site Licenses to schools, districts and libraries for its growing stable of Online Test Prep Courses - ACT, SAT, PSAT, and AP Exams.

Shmoop Test Prep is now in use in schools and libraries nationwide. In an effort to improve college readiness, the school district of Philadelphia - the eighth largest school district in the country - provides students free access to Shmoop Test Prep at school, home or anywhere they have internet access.

See Shmoop ACT Prep at

Shmoop uses relatable and engaging allegories drawn from the television to keep students engaged. ACT Scientific Reasoning becomes a little less painful when deconstructed like a CSI crime scene, according to the announcement. Learning punctuation and rhythm becomes a little less soulless when students get in the groove of a So You Think You Can Dance? tango.

Students earn Shmoints (Shmoop points) for correctly completing portions of the ACT Prep course. Top Shmoints scorers will win Shmoop t-shirts.

Shmoop ACT Prep by the Numbers:
--1,000 practice problems in ACT Reading, ACT Writing, ACT English, ACT Math, and ACT Scientific Reasoning
--3 full-length interactive practice exams
--38 review topics that go deeper than a giant squid dares

Shmoop now offers affordable group rates for schools, districts and public libraries that want a Site License. See details at

Source: Shmoop,

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