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Help This Sparkler Edit An Application Essay About Alzheimer's

By Miss MarmSeptember 14, 2011
Sarah needs help with her application essay. Read it over and leave your suggestions in the comments! I'm writing for the "Evaluate a significant experience, achievement, risk you have taken, or ethical dilemma you have faced and its impact on you" prompt. I have exactly 500 words ... More  →
Help This Sparkler Edit An Application Essay About Alzheimer's

College Admissions Book Giveaway!

By Miss MarmSeptember 6, 2011
Lillian Luterman and Jennifer Bloom (they're a mother-daughter team!) have been helping kids apply to college for 20 years, and now they've published a book called In! College Admissions and Beyond (check out the FB page here), which argues something surprising: ... More  →
College Admissions Book Giveaway!

I Wish I'd Read This Book in High School

By Miss MarmSeptember 2, 2011
The Naked Roommate author Harlan Cohen has a new book coming out in April (I get to read an advanced copy now because I'm extremely fancy). It's called Naked Dating: Five Steps to Finding the Love of Your Life (While Fully Clothed & Totally Sober), ... More  →
I Wish I'd Read This Book in High School

The Winner of the Fiction Contest Is...

By Miss MarmJuly 28, 2011
...appleyface! With a whopping 71 likes, her tongue-in-cheek love story romped home with the prize. ... More  →
The Winner of the Fiction Contest Is...

Your Vote is Requested

By Miss MarmJuly 27, 2011
Quick reminder: Voting on the latest fiction contest closes tomorrow at 12p.m. EST. The Sparker with the most FB likes wins...the warm admiration of the entire SparkNotes community! ... More  →
Your Vote is Requested

Sam Solvable and the Case of the Hogweed Island Ghost

By Miss MarmJuly 22, 2011
This is it, Sparklers: the last finalist in the Funny Fiction Contest. Remember, the story with the most FB likes wins the undying admiration of the entire SparkLife community. You have until noon on Thursday, July 28, to pick your favorite story. Previous entries can ... More  →
 Sam Solvable and the Case of the Hogweed Island Ghost

The Story of High School

By Miss MarmJuly 21, 2011
Pervs, farts, and volleyball: yup, that's high school. Thanks for the story, Sarah Bruley!—Miss Marm I woke up at 7 a.m. and unfortunately, did not feel like P. Diddy. Unfortunately for me, homeroom at Morass High starts at 6:45, which meant I would have to sweet-talk ... More  →
The Story of High School

A Murder, A Bit of Shakespeare, And Some Very Bad Grammar

By Miss MarmJuly 20, 2011
zara9's protagonist disapproves of your monosyllabic word choices. But in a funny way! —Miss Marm My friend Shelly was guilty of murder. Not of any person, but worse; she was guilty of murdering the English language. Every time she opened her mouth to speak, you could ... More  →
A Murder, A Bit of Shakespeare, And Some Very Bad Grammar

A Story About Skincare

By Miss MarmJuly 19, 2011
Caroline Watson's story, "Vaseline," is not only a finalist in the fiction contest, it's kind of about makeovers! (Yes, it is. Just go with it.) —Miss Marm At the end of every drugstore checkout line is the woman contemplating her $39. 99 purchase of Olay Regenerist ... More  →
A Story About Skincare

An Allergy-Based Love Story

By Miss MarmJuly 18, 2011
It was hard, but I've finally managed to pick FIVE FINALISTS in the Funny Fiction Contest! First up: an untitled story by appleyface. Intrigued? Read on! —Miss Marm This is my love story. When I was five years, old, I wrote a detailed description of what ... More  →
An Allergy-Based Love Story