CAHSEE a la Shmoop: Shmoop Launches CAHSEE Test Prep in Spanish

Sep 20, 2011, 10:00 ET from Shmoop

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Sept. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Cinco de Mayo may be behind us, but here at Shmoop we still have a lot to celebrate. Like getting all you lucky test takers ready for the next CAHSEE (right around the corner in October and November, but no pressure...none...at all), in, you guessed it, Spanish! So check out some test practice that won't make you snooze. We invite you to kick your shoes off and dive in!  

We believe that test prep should be: a) boring; b) snooze-button boring; c) texting-and-on-facebook-boring; or d) fun and fast-paced. If you guessed d, you passed! Pretty easy so far, no?

Key points of our spicy linguistic test prep journey:

  1. Take advantage of examples that (we’re pretty sure) you won’t find anywhere else. Let’s see, how to write an essay. Step 1: Build your own Frankenstein monster. Step 2: Capture King Kong. Trust us, it’s good. Or, for instance, why Pythagoras was the original rock star. Or, if you’re still not satisfied, how to calculate how long it will take you to get home from college to do your laundry (at Mom’s house).
  2. We’ve also tossed in, just for fun, hundreds of explanations, examples, and exercises on every California State Standard you need to know for the exam. Oh my. One of the CAHSEE monsters is the CAHSEE Math: Statistics, Probability, Algebra, Functions, Geometry, and Mathematical Reasoning. We dissected the other beast, CAHSEE English Language Arts, into: Vocabulary, Reading Comprehension, Literary Analysis, and Writing.
  3. The birds are chirping, the bees are buzzing, the skies are cloudless and blue...and you’re stuck indoors, getting ready to take the CAHSEE. We bet you could think of at least twelve things you’d rather be doing right now. We’ve thought of and included at least 602: 2 Full-Length Timed CAHSEE Practice Tests and 600 Practice Problems (with on-the-spot feedback and explanations).
  4. 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.
  5. 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!

Shmoop CAHSEE in Spanish. In all its glory. No dictionary or snooze button required. Come check us out!

For more scoop on Shmoop's CAHSEE in Spanish, visit, http://www.shmoop.com/cahsee-espanol/test-practice.html.

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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, 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 7,000 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.

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