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Auntie SparkNotes: Am I Too Trusting?

By kat_rosenfieldAugust 3, 2017
Dear Auntie, I am going to be a college freshman this fall, and I am rather naïve when it comes to…well, lots of things. Particularly related to how much I trust people. I tend to assume the best in people, which hasn’t been a SERIOUS problem... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: Am I Too Trusting?

Rejected Anagrams That Came Before "I Am Lord Voldemort"

By ElodieAugust 3, 2017
“I am Lord Voldemort” is an anagram of “Tom Marvolo Riddle,” but there’s no way Voldemort came up with this right off the bat. Have you ever tried to make an anagram out of anything? It’s impossible. It’s a fool’s game. The only way to... More  →
Rejected Anagrams That Came Before "I Am Lord Voldemort"

How to Be an Adult, According to Shakespeare

By ElodieAugust 3, 2017
I am an adult, technically, but I don’t know how to compromise, iron my pants, or do my taxes— usually I just staple a bunch of papers together, put them in an envelope, and throw it into the sea. I’m sure William Shakespeare knew all the... More  →
How to Be an Adult, According to Shakespeare

QUIZ: How Purple Is Your Prose?

By Maura Barry-GarlandAugust 3, 2017
Sometimes, we all use purple prose in our writing… or should I call it "unnecessarily abstruse and excessively overwrought verbiage"? Flowery descriptions and overly complicated vocab words are tempting to throw around in your stories and essays, but sometimes they can distract from your overall... More  →
QUIZ: How Purple Is Your Prose?

Blogging To Kill a Mockingbird: Part 6

By ElodieAugust 2, 2017
Catch up on parts 1 — 5 of Blogging To Kill a Mockingbird here! Chapter 9, like most chapters, begins with Scout beating someone up. In this case, that someone is Cecil Jacobs. But why is Stone Cold Scout Finch mule-kicking her classmates into next Tuesday and finishing... More  →
Blogging <i>To Kill a Mockingbird</i>: Part 6

Which Celeb Should Narrate Your Autobiography?

By Cassidy GrahamAugust 2, 2017
It's basically inevitable that some day you'll be so successful and famous that the masses will beg for a book containing all the juicy deets of your misspent youth, your career as an Auror, your many scandalous affairs with fictional characters, etc.  But the question is, which celebrity should narrate... More  →
Which Celeb Should Narrate Your Autobiography?

4 Tips for Prepping for the SAT & ACT This Summer

By Titus WillisAugust 2, 2017
Summer break removes the burden of lengthy school days, extracurriculars, and homework, so even if you’re spending 30 hours per week getting coffee for adults who hate their jobs (just think, one day that will be you!), there's still more time to prepare for standardized... More  →
4 Tips for Prepping for the SAT & ACT This Summer

QUIZ: Can You Identify the Famous Book By Its First Sentence?

By ElodieAugust 1, 2017
How well do you know your opening lines? ("It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife” is not on this list, we’re sorry to say. You’re not getting off that easy.) ... More  →
QUIZ: Can You Identify the Famous Book By Its First Sentence?