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QUIZ: How Perfect Is Your Grammar?

By Emily BrownJune 25, 2018
Basically, are you a Hermione or a Ron when it comes to the nuances of the English language? This quiz was originally published... More  →
QUIZ: How Perfect Is Your Grammar?

QUIZ: What Should You Write Your Common App Essay About?

By SparkLifeApril 19, 2018
Choosing an essay topic for the Common App is one of the hardest things ever. It's right up there with... More  →
QUIZ: What Should You Write Your Common App Essay About?

30 Things Everyone Should Know How to Do by the Time They Turn 18

By ElodieApril 13, 2018
When you turn 18, that usually means you’re about to graduate. You’re about to be released into the world, unshackled at last.... More  →
30 Things Everyone Should Know How to Do by the Time They Turn 18

QUIZ: Which Classic Novel Sums Up Your School Year?

By ElodieMay 18, 2017
It’s the end of the school year. Time to torpedo your sleep schedule and rely primarily on Cheetos for sustenance. But before... More  →
QUIZ: Which Classic Novel Sums Up Your School Year?

Will You Survive This Semester?

By Maddy AaronAugust 31, 2016
Everything is awesome/new/fine/already ruined. ... More  →
Will You Survive This Semester?

What is Free Verse?

By Emma W.May 19, 2016
If you missed our previous Poetry 101s, check them out here! FREE VERSE! I can picture it in block letters on... More  →
What is Free Verse?

What to Do When You're Stepping into the Post-Graduation Void

By Christopher CalogeroApril 29, 2016
You did it! You graduated college. What a relief, right? Time to take a load off. After all, you’ve been in school... More  →
What to Do When You're Stepping into the Post-Graduation Void

Why Does Everyone Love Mercutio?

By Emily BrownMarch 4, 2016
Last week I chatted about why I think Juliet Capulet is a total badass. In this week's installment of Emily's Overbearing Opinions About Shakespeare... More  →
Why Does Everyone Love Mercutio?

Real Talk: I Dropped Out of Sorority Rush for One Very Good Reason

By Amanda BellFebruary 25, 2016
When I picked my university off of the matriculation menu, it was because it offered the full enchilada of educational... More  →
Real Talk: I Dropped Out of Sorority Rush for One Very Good Reason

Auntie SparkNotes: I Can't Stand the Sound of Chalk

By kat_rosenfieldFebruary 24, 2016
Hello, Auntie SparkNotes, I've just begun my biggest semester at the college I attend, where I have to take a really hard physics... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: I Can't Stand the Sound of Chalk