12 of the Most Beautiful Libraries in the World

If you’re not already a regular library goer, it may be time to reconsider your book-gathering habits—libraries are some of the best places in the world. (This is coming from a purely unbiased stance, of course.) First, they provide free books. Let me repeat that: Free. Books. Secondly, libraries can be places of astounding architectural beauty, rich with historical significance.

Here are some of the biggest and most beautiful free-book-dispensers from around the world. Continue Reading ›

4 Ways to Succeed in Your First Lecture Class

blog-headers-2-1

College can be fun and exciting, but for freshmen it can also be confusing and overwhelming—especially when it comes to your first lecture class. Whether it’s physics, astronomy, English 101, or one of the other hundreds of subjects available at your school, a lecture class is likely to appear on your schedule. Regardless of your major, you will probably take several classes involving a professor talking at length to a large room full of students vigorously taking notes. Continue Reading ›

Scholarship Spotlight: September 2016

Scholarship Headers (1)

Every month, we select some of the best scholarships around and post them here on our blog. When you are ready to apply, check out our tips on how to write a scholarship essay.

Visit eNotes Essay Lab if you’re looking for a writing expert to review and provide feedback on your scholarship or college application essays! Continue Reading ›

Quiz: Which Book Should You Read Next?

Quiz Header

So maybe you don’t want to write about Great Expectations on your next AP exam. With no disrespect to Charles Dickens, it’s true that it can be difficult to get into some of the classic novels that seem to be the best fit for a literature exam. Guess what? All of these novels are enjoyable to read and safe for use on an AP test! Continue Reading ›

Acing an Interview: Popular job/internship interview questions and how to answer them

Acing an Interview header

1. Can you tell me a little about yourself?

The employer is trying to gauge your drive as a person. This is not where you talk about your love of kayaking and dogs.

What to say:

Talk about where you are right now, and where you want this job to take you. Continue Reading ›

10 Ways to Set Yourself Up for a Successful School Year

10 Ways Blog Header (1)

As summer comes to a close, it can be tempting to stave off all thoughts of the school year until the very first day. However, taking the last few weeks before the school year to mentally prepare can help set you up for success. Here are some low-key ways you can start to think about school while still enjoying the last bit of summer. Continue Reading ›