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December Holidayscopes!

By Jon_SkindzierDecember 5, 2016
If you can't decide what to get for somebody this year, Aries, remember: it's better to overthink a gift than it is to be attacked by a shark. Those are not usually the two binary options, but, well, you are going to have an exciting month. All eyes will be on you this mont More  →
December Holidayscopes!

How to Tell if You're About to Be in a Love Triangle

By ElodieDecember 5, 2016
Fictional characters always seem to be caught off-guard by love triangles, but you and I? We could see one of those things coming a mile away. Most of us, anyhow. Maybe you’re a little unsure. Maybe it’s been a while since you’ve read a book... More  →
How to Tell if You're About to Be in a Love Triangle

The Secret to Decoding Every Single English Text Ever

By Janet ManleyDecember 5, 2016
At some point in English class, no matter how smart and perceptive you are, you will find yourself shaking your head at a book, saying, "I'm just finding it very hard to get invested in a plot low-key centered around an architectural dance-off, Jeanine." Sometimes a... More  →
The Secret to Decoding Every Single English Text Ever

QUIZ: Are You a Phony, According to Holden Caulfield?

By Kurt HarrogateDecember 3, 2016
Look, if you don't understand the title of this quiz, I can't explain it. And even if I could, I'm not sure I'd feel like it. ... More  →
QUIZ: Are You a Phony, According to Holden Caulfield?

Auntie SparkNotes: How Can I Get to Know This Person?

By kat_rosenfieldDecember 2, 2016
Dear Auntie SparkNotes, As school has begun I've begun to notice a certain new boy in my class... (cue the thumping of hearts, fluttering of butterflies.) He's an international student and there's something about his dedication to his studies and his quiet nature that draws me... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: How Can I Get to Know This Person?

QUIZ: How Perfect Is Your Grammar?

By Emily BrownDecember 2, 2016
Basically, are you a Hermione or a Ron when it comes to the nuances of the English language? ... More  →
QUIZ: How Perfect Is Your Grammar?

How to Ask for an Extension on Your Paper

By Maura Barry-GarlandDecember 2, 2016
You may think that SparkNotes is run by a bunch of quasi-sentient robots living inside your computer, but the truth is that the SparkNotes editors are regular people just like you and me. This is why, sometimes, it becomes necessary to appeal to their better... More  →
How to Ask for an Extension on Your Paper

QUIZ: Would You Last As a Defense Against the Dark Arts Professor?

By ElodieDecember 2, 2016
Defense Against the Dark Arts professors at Hogwarts have worse job security than the cast of Game of Thrones. If you take up the post, there’s a very real chance you’ll wind up dead or locked in a trunk or carried away by a herd... More  →
QUIZ: Would You Last As a Defense Against the Dark Arts Professor?