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How to Read a Novel for Class

By Emma W.March 22, 2017
This post was originally published in May 2016 I remember in high school—and, yes, sometimes even in college—I would go to class thinking I... More  →
How to Read a Novel for Class

Every Book on Your English Syllabus, Summed Up in a Single Sentence

By ElodieMarch 9, 2017
Look, I don’t need to know why you’re here. I don’t need to know what misfortune has befallen you, what dark and... More  →
Every Book on Your English Syllabus, Summed Up in a Single Sentence

40 Questions You Should Definitely Ask In Your English Class

By ElodieMarch 3, 2017
Contrary to popular belief, the worst thing ever is not spiders, or even death. The worst thing ever is required class participation.... More  →
40 Questions You Should Definitely Ask In Your English Class

Every Author on Your English Syllabus, Summed Up in a Single Sentence

By ElodieMarch 2, 2017
I’m just going to say it: in the past, there were too many people writing books. Now it’s the twenty-first century and... More  →
Every Author on Your English Syllabus, Summed Up in a Single Sentence

10 Questions That Will Seriously Impress Your English Teacher

By Kelly HoffmacherNovember 17, 2016
Even when you've dutifully read the book AND the SparkNote (honest to Mom, they're not mutually exclusive), sometimes you need a little extra inspiration... More  →
10 Questions That Will Seriously Impress Your English Teacher

Blogging The Odyssey: Part 1 (The One Where Athena Is Already Fed Up With Poseidon's Crap)

By ElodieSeptember 2, 2016
Greetings, fellow journeymen on the road of life! For the uninitiated, I am Elodie. I’m one of the people on this hallowed... More  →
Blogging <em>The Odyssey</em>: Part 1 (The One Where Athena Is Already Fed Up With Poseidon's Crap)

25 More Questions You Should Definitely Ask in Your English Class

By ElodieAugust 25, 2016
There are many reasons you might ask a question in class, the most obvious being that you would like to know the... More  →
25 More Questions You Should Definitely Ask in Your English Class

CALLING ALL SPARKLERS: What's the Absolute WORST Book You Were Required to Read for School?

By ElodieMarch 3, 2016
Somewhere around 100% of you have had to read for school, and that’s kind of a mixed bag. For every spectacular, life-changing... More  →
CALLING ALL SPARKLERS: What's the Absolute WORST Book You Were Required to Read for School?

A Complete "Who Dies At the End" Guide for English Lit

By Nicole DiekerSeptember 14, 2015
SparkNotes was born out the fires of English-final panic-fury, but it has soared on the wings of real, true book love. Day... More  →
A Complete "Who Dies At the End" Guide for English Lit

Just Some Cute Animals Talking About Books

By Becky FerreiraAugust 23, 2013
Sparklers, the fall semester is getting dangerously close. We're sure a whole ton of you are rushing to finish your summer reading... More  →
Just Some Cute Animals Talking About Books