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McGraw Hill Intros Social Media-Style Study App

McGraw Hill has launched a new mobile study app, SHARPEN, to help students who have been turning to social media to find studying help. In a recent Morning Consult survey McGraw Hill conducted of 500 undergraduate students, 74% said they had changed the way they study due to the pandemic, citing stress and overwhelm as factors.

The study found that 78% of students use social media to find additional content for their classes, and 74% said they would "study more if their course materials matched the style and convenience of resources they access via social media." Results also found that 88% of students recognize the shortcomings of social media as source material, and they do not trust it.

With this in mind, McGraw Hill said its SHARPEN app assists learning with trusted content through continuous content feed, short videos, swipeable study tools and a personalized activity dashboard.

SHARPEN is free to students and is currently available in the App Store for iPhone, iPad and Mac. The company said an Android version is coming soon, and people can sign up to be notified when it's available. For more information, visit the McGraw Hill site.

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Kate Lucariello is a former newspaper editor, EAST Lab high school teacher and college English teacher.

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