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The 25 Worst Ways to Start Your College Essay

By ElodieNovember 8, 2017
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

How to Email Your College Professor Without Making a Fool of Yourself

By ElodieNovember 1, 2017
I myself could never be a teacher, but I have friends who have taken up the challenge heroically. Friend #1 teaches kindergarten;... More  →
How to Email Your College Professor Without Making a Fool of Yourself

Auntie SparkNotes: My Advisor Found My Instagram

By kat_rosenfieldOctober 13, 2017
Auntie SparkNotes is on vacay this week, so we're publishing a few of her vintage gems! Dear Auntie, So I'm a third-year... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: My Advisor Found My Instagram

QUIZ: Do Teachers Like You?

By Kurt HarrogateSeptember 29, 2017
This quiz was originally published in April 2016... More  →
QUIZ: Do Teachers Like You?

The Flirt Test

By Kurt HarrogateSeptember 27, 2017
How strong is your flirting game? This quiz was originally published in May 2016... More  →
The Flirt Test

Auntie SparkNotes: I Can't Make Friends at College

By kat_rosenfieldAugust 23, 2017
Auntie SparkNotes is on vacay this week, so we're publishing some of her vintage gems to help ease your back-to-school anxiety!  Dear Auntie... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: I Can't Make Friends at College

The Only Survival Guides You'll Ever Need

By Polly RichardsJuly 25, 2017
Our amaaaazing illustrator, Polly Richards, is here to bring us five of the most important survival guides you'll ever need in this... More  →
The Only Survival Guides You'll Ever Need

QUIZ: Can You Guess Which of These College Classes Are Real and Which Are Fake?

By ElodieJuly 6, 2017
College is amazing—not just because you get to wear sweatpants for four glorious years, but also because you can take classes called... More  →
QUIZ: Can You Guess Which of These College Classes Are Real and Which Are Fake?

Auntie SparkNotes: I Have No Friends 'Cause I Can't Stand Being Vulnerable

By kat_rosenfieldJune 1, 2017
Dear Auntie SparkNotes, So I'm about to finish my first year of college and have managed to make zero friends. If you could... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: I Have No Friends 'Cause I Can't Stand Being Vulnerable