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Shmoop Adds Site License Options for Study Materials

Online educational supplement provider Shmoop, which aims to develop new ways of engaging students as they study conventional subjects and texts, has introduced site licenses for all of its subscription-based offerings, including College Board test preparation (SAT, etc.), as well as teachers' guides. The licenses are a way of enabling schools to provide the materials to their students while saving them money through volume access purchases.

Since 2008, Shmoop has offered free online learning guides, known for being unconventional and often irreverent, for classic and contemporary literary works, as well as topics in United States and world history, biography, mathematics, economics, and other subject areas. Throughout 2010, the company has introduced teacher's guides for several subject areas, as well as preparatory courses for specific standardized tests, including the PSAT, SAT, and Advanced Placement (AP) exams, all at modest subscription fees.

For schools and districts that want to give all of their students access to prep courses for important exams, Shmoop is looking to make these fees even more modest by offering group rates.

"Shmoop AP Exam Prep is a scholarly study guide, which at the same time conveys an edgy, contemporary attitude that appeals to today's level of student sophistication," said Gail Ferguson, 11th-grade English teacher at Aviation High School in Long Island City, NY. "My students who use Shmoop take their studies seriously, but they want to have fun in their own style. Shmoop has a voice that strikes a chord with students, and their overall performance on the AP examination certainly showed this."

To request a customized quote for test prep course and/or teacher's guide group rates, visit the Shmoop school/district rates page.

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