Pokémon GO: What to Know

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Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you have probably heard (and seen) the new craze sweeping the nation: Pokémon Go. The new augmented reality game by Niantic, Inc. and The Pokémon Company has taken the world by storm as its international releases continue. Continue Reading ›

Now What, Freshmen and Fellow Grads? Some Advice From a Recent College Graduate

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When I look back over the past sixteen years (whoa) of education, I find that I have a lot of mixed feelings. I recall that back in elementary and middle school—and even in high school to some extent—all I wanted was to grow up and be treated as an adult. I felt that what I was learning had little to no basis in what I would need to know in the real world, and I was endlessly jealous of my brother, three years older and living it up in college, being all self-sufficient and whatnot. And so I slogged my way through high school, doing my homework, making the grade, playing the team sports, and waking up every morning to do it all over again. It’s safe to say I took high school for granted, not considering that life outside my parents’ house was a little less glamorous than I’d imagined. Continue Reading ›

How-to Sell Back Your Textbooks

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In high school, it is pretty commonplace to have textbooks provided for you—and, assuming you return them, you don’t have to pay a dime. But college students (or high schoolers taking special classes with fancy books) know that books can get a little… let’s say pricey. Though a more precise description would be something along the lines of astronomically expensive. Continue Reading ›

Where the Queer Characters at?

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I’m a character-driven reader: it’s the characters that suck me into the plot and make me want to keep turning the pages.  I especially love finding characters who resemble me in some way, from hair texture to musical inclinations. But what happens when you almost never see a key component of your identity mirrored in the characters you love?

I identify as bisexual, and I want to know where the queer characters are in mainstream literature.

To be clear, I’m not talking about the characters you find in the LGBTQ+ section of the bookstore. I hate browsing in that section and feeling that I have to seek out these characters, and that when I do their narratives are only focused on their sexual orientation or gender identity.  I just want queer characters to exist organically in the books read by the mainstream public. Continue Reading ›

20 Homework Tweets That Made Us LOL

We couldn’t stop laughing at some of the things our Twitter team came across, so we decided to compile a list that made us llol (literally laugh out loud) in the hopes that you do too.

eNotes has tons of resources to help you write your essays and answer tough homework problems, so you don’t have to take all your homework angst to Twitter. You can also tweet our team anytime here at @enotes or @enotesmath (for math specific questions)!

1. “sneak peek of my Romeo and Juliet essay”

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Fact or Fiction? Famous Test-taking Strategies Reexamined

You have approximately 113 standardized tests to take before you graduate high school. That’s not even counting your pop quizzes, AP classes, or college entrance exams. Everyone thinks they have a few magical test-taking strategies up their sleeve (socks inside out, lucky undies, answers written on the inside of – wait, no!) Find out whether the strategies you swear by are true life-savers… or total fiction.

 1. Bananas are instant calming agents.

THE MYTH: The whiteboard is going fuzzy. Your leg won’t stop jittering. A bead of sweat rolls down your forehead and your stomach is about six seconds from expelling its contents onto your desk. “Wait!” you cry. Time stops, and you run to your locker to grab the item that you hope is there…IT IS! You peel the banana in record time, cram it into your mouth, and slide into your seat with a stable heartbeat and steady hands to ace your biology midterm.

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