By Song Park:
The library has introduced a new test preparation program known as Schmoop, which provides students with free PSAT, SAT and ACT tests and offers practice problems, flashcards and timed tests.
One of the important factors in the library’s decision to try Shmoop was its affordability and accessibility to students. “There are features with a digital tool that you just won’t find in a textbook,” librarian Meg Omainsky said.
Some teachers have already incorporated Shmoop into their curriculum. English teacher Nicole Menache uses it for her Basic College Skills class. “[Shmoop] provides me with more direction to help my class and I can see where the students are struggling,” Menache said. She also added that her students have responded well to Shmoop. “Many of them say that it is written for them, unlike the big texts you can buy at the bookstore,” Menache said.