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Creative Solutions Part 2: Tests/Homework

By Jon_SkindzierOctober 22, 2009
Let's say you're fresh from getting accepted to the school of your dreams, due entirely to the cleverness of your ridiculously creative essay. You're so creative, creativity is shooting out of your ears. You're Hephaestus, the god of creativity, except, you... More  →
Creative Solutions Part 2: Tests/Homework

How Do You Raise Your Hand?

By laura_buchholzOctober 22, 2009
The way you raise your hand may reveal something about the way you approach life. So why not take a moment and analyze your hand-raising style? 1. Arm straight up, fingers together, sitting up straight, smiling You are ready to answer the question before it emerges from... More  →
How Do You Raise Your Hand?

Modern vs. Classic Literature

By ContributorOctober 22, 2009
Sparkler CoffinMaker has been hard at work on this cool post about modern vs. classic lit. Enjoy! —SparkNotes editors I was part of the comments debate on the post So You Don’t Want to Read ____, and it got me thinking about... More  →
Modern vs. Classic Literature

How to Deal with Stress

By ContributorOctober 22, 2009
Sparkler abby0912 knows that some stress is unavoidable, but she also knows how to cope. —SparkNotes editors Us teens have to juggle homework, clubs, sports, friends, and relationships. Obviously, this creates a lot of stress. The first way to tackle stress is stop stressing about... More  →
How to Deal with Stress

Are You Evil Personified?

By Dan_BergsteinOctober 22, 2009
Some people don't need masks, makeup, and rubber machetes to be terrifying. Scariness is just in their DNA. And you could be one of those people without even knowing it. Allow me to illustrate with a true story: I was at the movies, waiting to see... More  →
Are You Evil Personified?

Awesome Thing of the Week

By Emily WinterOctober 21, 2009
Okkkkkay, yes, we have a weird sense of humor. And we know at least some of you do, too, because we found this Awesome Thing link in our contribute@sparknotes.com inbox, and it puzzled us, then slowly wooed us. We're mystified, fascinated, and we... More  →
Awesome Thing of the Week

When You Can’t Get Your Locker Open

By laura_buchholzOctober 21, 2009
Sometimes your locker won’t open. 10-14-26. 8-15-30. 23-36-27. Whatever your combination is, it’s just not working right now. You’re locked out of your own world of stuff. You feel your anger simmering like Mt. St. Helens in 1980. You try the combination over... More  →
When You Can’t Get Your Locker Open

Forever Awesome: Classic Rock Playlist

By ContributorOctober 21, 2009
Sparkler Claire967's parents must be proud. Instead of hating on their music without even hearing it, she's embraced it! —SparkNotes editors There are a ton of new bands and musicians to listen to these days, many of them known by, well, pretty much everybody,... More  →
Forever Awesome: Classic Rock Playlist

Homecoming: The Definitive Guide

By kat_rosenfieldOctober 21, 2009
Are you puzzled by pep rallies? Skeptical about spirit week? Confused by continuous references to something called “Homecoming”? SparkNotes is here to help. For those who live outside the U.S., or in a town that scoffs at the whole concept of Homecoming, we’ve created this... More  →
Homecoming: The Definitive Guide

Are You an Organizing FREAK?

By Katie_RolnickOctober 21, 2009
There are lots of things that could qualify you as a nerd: a love of recondite and abstruse vocabulary, a fondness for classical music, membership in an band/orchestra, an affinity for school libraries—the list goes on and on. But there's one trait that proclaims... More  →
Are You an Organizing FREAK?