Monday, November 12, 2012


Sparknoter : noun : [spahrk-noh-ter]

Definition: One who uses Sparknotes for every assignment.

     Yeah this was me in high school.  And since then I've still used Sparknotes, just only sparingly.  I will say right up front that being a sparknoter isn't the best idea in the world.  In fact, as far as really learning a subject goes, it's pretty unhelpful.  Yes it helps you complete assignments and study for tests, but the idea is that it is used sparingly and when it is used it is as a quick-reference guide, not a comprehensive summary of a text.  I'm not saying it's evil, I'm just saying that you should beware.  Bad habits come out of too much sparknotes help in one's life.

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