Finals are just around the corner - along with various book reports and projects that your kids have been putting off for weeks now. Do they need a little extra help with Literature, History or Poetry?
Point them toward Shmoop! Shmoop is the place to help them figure out what to write about, or Make studying less of a snooze-fest it will even help them Blow their teacher's mind with video, audio, photos, and web links on the topics they're studying.
The hot topics in Shmoop's Literature section today are Beowulf, Hamlet, The Great Gatsby, To Kill a Mockingbird, and The Giver. Two of my all-time favorites from this list that I fondly remember studying in High School were Hamlet and To Kill a Mockingbird - classics that will always be a integral part of literature. But I do remember struggling with the themes behind the themes and deeper meanings - Shmoop helps you dig deeper without the struggle.
Shmoop's History section can help you with topics like Who won and who lost the Civil war and why it still matters. You can learn more about Roosevelt's "New Deal", the Great Depression and World War II.
Shmoop's Poetry guides will help "Demystify great poems with our deep and plain-spoken analysis and interpretation".
There's even a Book Club where right now, the topic is the immensely popular "Twilight" series - even I can get into that one!
Shmoop is not a shortcut and wholeheartedly discourages plagiarism - so you can be sure your kids will get the help they need, not just something to copy. FYI: Did you know that, as a teacher's wife I am constantly hearing of really bright kids who rampantly plagiarize - don't they realize it takes about two minutes on google for Teachers to know if it's original or not? Make sure your kids know not to take the chance, send them to Shmoop to get the insight they need to write a paper that they'll be proud of doing on their own.
The great folks at Shmoop are going to give one lucky reader a 2-disc DVD of the hit movie Twilight and popcorn to one very lucky winner.
There are several ways to enter - here are the rules:
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There you have it! Six very simple ways to enter our contest - how easy is that? Complete rules can be found on our Contest page.
This contest ends Wednesday, April 15th at 11:59pm (pdst) so don't wait - make sure you've gotten all six entries before it's too late! Please note: entries received after the cutoff time will be deleted prior to drawing a winner.
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