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Common Sense Media says

Clever study materials for teens merge humor and learning.


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Teen, 16 years old Written byAlreadyTaken May 30, 2013

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Prices are high, but sometimes you can get a free pass through an online class or whatnot. In that case, this is a great site. I used it a bit for the AP World History Exam, and it helped me a good deal. Quick and easy way to prepare for exams.
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Too much consumerism
Adult Written byWho Cares November 4, 2015


Shmoop has to be one of the most massive wastes of my time. The website oversimplifies any work of literature to such a degree that I believe I lost brain cells while reading its "HAHA LOL 'we speak student'" type of summary. If you need a summary website, Spark Notes is far superior, giving the reader important points instead of a continuous stream of nonsense. But to get a real understanding try actually reading the novel. Hope this review helped, don't forget your tin hats so the lizard president can't recognize your brain signals and send mole people to burrow under your bed and abduct you in your sleep!