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Auntie SparkNotes: My Friend Uses Me as an Emotional Dumpster

By kat_rosenfieldNovember 4, 2016
Dear Auntie, I have this new friend, let's call her Anne. I met Anne at our university's cafeteria about two weeks ago. We... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: My Friend Uses Me as an Emotional Dumpster

How Strong Is Your Thesis Statement?

By SparkNotesNovember 3, 2016
Let's figure out what you're doing right, and what needs tweaking. ... More  →
How Strong Is Your Thesis Statement?

The 25 Worst Ways to Start Your College Essay

By ElodieOctober 19, 2016
Writing a good college admissions essay is a mixture of luck and just straight-up sorcery. If you're having a hard time, you're not... More  →
The 25 Worst Ways to Start Your College Essay

Auntie SparkNotes: I'm Totally Left Out of College Hookup Culture

By kat_rosenfieldOctober 14, 2016
Dearest Auntie, I'm a college sophomore and a lesbian. College is going great except for one thing: the hookup culture. Last year, YikYak was... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: I'm Totally Left Out of College Hookup Culture

What Should Your College Job Be?

By Elaine AtwellSeptember 23, 2016
Those MC Escher posters aren't going to pay for themselves! ... More  →
What Should Your College Job Be?

What to Expect From Your First Poetry Workshop

By Kurt HarrogateSeptember 20, 2016
For a lot of people, writing poetry is a deeply private and personal process of committing thoughts to paper for no one else to... More  →
What to Expect From Your First Poetry Workshop

A Bucket List for Your Senior Year of High School

By Maura Barry-GarlandSeptember 15, 2016
If there’s anything we’ve learned from movies, it’s that the final year of high school is a time for wild parties, shocking... More  →
A Bucket List for Your Senior Year of High School

Loner Is the Scariest, Realest Book About College You Will Ever Read

By Janet ManleySeptember 14, 2016
Applying to college is the stuff of myth—touring campus, imagining yourself lounging around in the common room in a Notre Dame sweater and... More  →
<i>Loner</i> Is the Scariest, Realest Book About College You Will Ever Read

Blogging Moby-Dick, Part Two: Everything You Never Wanted To Know About Whales

By Elaine AtwellSeptember 8, 2016
Read Part 1 of the series here! Ahoy and welcome back to Moby-Richard, our analysis of what is possibly one of the... More  →
Blogging <i>Moby-Dick</i>, Part Two: Everything You Never Wanted To Know About Whales

What to Expect From Your First Fiction Workshop

By Kurt HarrogateSeptember 7, 2016
When I showed up to my first fiction workshop as an English major, I had no idea what to expect; my high... More  →
What to Expect From Your First Fiction Workshop