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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... More  →
How to Ask for an Extension on Your Paper

Study Tips for Every Zodiac Sign

By Kelly HoffmacherNovember 29, 2016
  Your zodiac sign can be a helpful guide for making decisions of pretty much any size, from where to go... More  →
Study Tips for Every Zodiac Sign

5 Times Hamlet Was the Emo Crush of Your Dreams

By Kelly HoffmacherNovember 22, 2016
O Hamlet—the tortured, emo boyfriend I never had but always dreamed of. He’s the original unavailable brainiac. If Hamlet had slumped against my... More  →
5 Times Hamlet Was the Emo Crush of Your Dreams

11 Easy Ways to Seem Smarter in Class

By Kelly HoffmacherNovember 21, 2016
Many of you reading this will scoff, because there’s absolutely no need for you to trick anyone into thinking you’re smart: you’re... More  →
11 Easy Ways to Seem Smarter in Class

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?

17 High School Urban Legends We Want to Believe

By Elaine AtwellOctober 24, 2016
There is a world underneath the world of education. Messages embedded in the static of the morning announcements, treasures hiding in the chalkboard... More  →
17 High School Urban Legends We Want to Believe

Blogging The Catcher in the Rye: Part 6 (In Which We Get the Song that Inspired the Title and Are TOTALLY Mystified)

By Emma W.October 5, 2016
Last time, Holden thought about Jane Gallagher, went to a bar called Ernie's that was filled with phonies, walked back... More  →
Blogging <i>The Catcher in the Rye</i>: Part 6 (In Which We Get the Song that Inspired the Title and Are TOTALLY Mystified)

Blogging Moby-Dick Part 3: The Part Where Things Actually Happen

By Elaine AtwellSeptember 27, 2016
Blughoy! (That's "ahoy" when filtered through a mouthful of salt water.) Welcome back to the third and final installment of Moby Richard, the... More  →
Blogging <i>Moby-Dick</i> Part 3: The Part Where Things Actually Happen

The Dyslexic Student's Survival Guide

By Paulina BasSeptember 27, 2016
High school is tough even in the best of times (like when it's cheese fry day). But when you're struggling with dyslexia,... More  →
The Dyslexic Student's Survival Guide

Blogging The Catcher in the Rye: Part 3 (In Which Sh*t Gets Really Real)

By Emma W.September 20, 2016
Last time, we learned that Holden is actually a p nice guy because of the way he gets his nail... More  →
Blogging <i>The Catcher in the Rye</i>: Part 3 (In Which Sh*t Gets Really Real)