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PostSubject: What;s wrong with sparknotes? -_-   Mon Oct 18, 2010 6:21 pm

So we have a paper we have to do on Beowulf and on the websites we can't use for sources is sparknotes, but why? Sparknotes has some excellent analysis's on books, and everyone treats the site the site like a joke. what are your guys' thoughts?
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PostSubject: Re: What;s wrong with sparknotes? -_-   Mon Oct 18, 2010 6:23 pm

Im guessing they want you to actually read it, instead of simply copy/pasting an analysis

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PostSubject: Re: What;s wrong with sparknotes? -_-   Mon Oct 18, 2010 6:35 pm

Yeah I agree with gir. For each person who reads the book you have one who says he read it. It's a shame because sparknotes is an excellent site.
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PostSubject: Re: What;s wrong with sparknotes? -_-   Mon Oct 18, 2010 7:03 pm

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Yeah I agree with gir. For each person who reads the book you have one who says he read it. It's a shame because sparknotes is an excellent site.
We read the entire book in-class :/ . The paper is an analysis on traits of the various kings in the book, and our teacher is requiring sources outside the book, so we technically are already in-taking information from the internet, but the site gets a bad rap, because when I asked my teacher, she cringed before she said said no, but the site is really good.
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PostSubject: Re: What;s wrong with sparknotes? -_-   Mon Oct 18, 2010 7:57 pm

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mrcatz wrote:
Yeah I agree with gir. For each person who reads the book you have one who says he read it. It's a shame because sparknotes is an excellent site.
We read the entire book in-class :/ . The paper is an analysis on traits of the various kings in the book, and our teacher is requiring sources outside the book, so we technically are already in-taking information from the internet, but the site gets a bad rap, because when I asked my teacher, she cringed before she said said no, but the site is really good.

I guess it just depends on the teacher. I've had a couple hwo weren't happy with it but the rest of my teachers like it
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PostSubject: Re: What;s wrong with sparknotes? -_-   Tue Oct 19, 2010 5:06 pm

The teachers want you to do the work.

Same deal with wikipedia.
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PostSubject: Re: What;s wrong with sparknotes? -_-   Tue Oct 19, 2010 5:46 pm

Evil wrote:
The teachers want you to do the work.

Same deal with wikipedia.
Most teachers don't like wikipedia because of the fact that anyone can edit it.
I use it regardless.
Although all of my friends say that most information on the internet is false.
Is the internet full of cake?
Oh I mean lies?

Back on topic.
Your teacher may not want you to go on the website because she wants you to get information directly from the book. That way it ensures that you're not copy pasting.
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PostSubject: Re: What;s wrong with sparknotes? -_-   Wed Oct 20, 2010 1:12 pm

http://objection.mrdictionary.net/go.php?n=4431067
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PostSubject: Re: What;s wrong with sparknotes? -_-   Wed Oct 20, 2010 2:41 pm

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http://objection.mrdictionary.net/go.php?n=4431067
Objection! "We read the entire book in-class :/ . The paper is an analysis on traits of the various kings in the book, and our teacher is requiring sources outside the book"
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PostSubject: Re: What;s wrong with sparknotes? -_-   Wed Oct 20, 2010 2:58 pm

Reading an analysis to make an analysis defeats the purpose. When your teacher said "outside the book", she means do background research on the subject matter of the book, and come up with an analysis based off of real world experiences.

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PostSubject: Re: What;s wrong with sparknotes? -_-   Thu Oct 21, 2010 7:20 pm

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Reading an analysis to make an analysis defeats the purpose. When your teacher said "outside the book", she means do background research on the subject matter of the book, and come up with an analysis based off of real world experiences.

Well, well, Kanrik. I was considering clever responses to this topic but you summed up the situation pretty well.

If you base your analysis on another's thoughts, you're not giving your own opinion and analysis of the characters, which she wants you to do.

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PostSubject: Re: What;s wrong with sparknotes? -_-   Sun Oct 24, 2010 2:17 pm

other students love sparknotes, but teachers want you to actually read the book
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PostSubject: Re: What;s wrong with sparknotes? -_-   Sun Oct 24, 2010 4:29 pm

Temius wrote:
other students love sparknotes, but teachers want you to actually read the book
rabbit for the fifth time to everyone I already read the book.
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PostSubject: Re: What;s wrong with sparknotes? -_-   Sun Oct 24, 2010 4:58 pm

then why the hell are you using sparknotes?
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