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CliffsNotes VS SparkNotes
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Posted 2/25/07
i got this thought cause my teacher recomended us to use cliffnotes on a book we were reading to help us understand it more. she said that she prefers cliffs to sparks because its more reliable or something just wondering if they are really all that different. is cliffsnotes really better than sparknotes, cause i cant see the difference.
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Posted 2/25/07
well you kinda stated them as if they were programs called Cliffnotes and Sparknotes, for all i know they are, and if thats the case then i cant give my oppinion on that. Otherwise using cliffnotes is fairly usefull
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Posted 2/26/07
^ they are publishers that make revision books.
I've heard that both of them are equal except that sometimes one will be better for a certain text than the other.
I used to use sparknotes as they had lots of free content on their website ^-^.
Try using both because then you may get different angles on the same piece which can help you understand it more.
Posted 4/1/07

aznwirdo wrote:

i got this thought cause my teacher recomended us to use cliffnotes on a book we were reading to help us understand it more. she said that she prefers cliffs to sparks because its more reliable or something just wondering if they are really all that different. is cliffsnotes really better than sparknotes, cause i cant see the difference.


i use sparknotes, but your teacher told you to use cliff notes?!?! my teacher would kill me if i used them....
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Posted 4/1/07
Please don't use cliffnotes if you haven't read the book or whatever. Cliffnotes are made to help you understand the book , its not a uber short version of the book.
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Posted 4/1/07
yea well spark are free and cliff usually are not. Usually stuff thats not free is higher quality.

What book is it anyway.

edit- pinkmonkey is hawt
http://pinkmonkey.com/booknotes/monkeynotes/pmFridayNightLights01.asp
Posted 4/1/07
Cliffnotes and Sparknotes are exactly the same thing...
Clffnotes are usually little booklets with information to help you better understand the novel.
Sparknotes is the exact same thing, except it is online from a website at sparknotes.com
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Posted 4/2/07
^NO they aren't the same. They may look the same but the content is differrent.
I have a huge bunch of Cliffnote books and Sparknote books (Yes, I read books, I don't just look on the summary) and the content is different. And sparknotes does have books and to me Sparknotes are better.
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Posted 4/2/07
We aren't allowed either at school. Sheer insanity rules that school, I tell you.
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Posted 11/15/07
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google power !
either that
or go read the book yourself
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Posted 11/15/07
I just use sparknotes but from the material I have to cover, I haven't been using it lately.
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Posted 11/15/07
ya I love using them when im lazy to read books lol
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Posted 11/15/07
i like spark notes better. haha i read the summaries the day before the test, and i ended up getting an A. course i still read the book though
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Posted 11/15/07
I use sparksnotes all the time! i've used cliffnotes but i still prefer sparks
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Posted 11/15/07
cliffnotes and sparknotes were made so that you could read the author's view and intent on their book. it's really useful when it comes to writing an analysis paper. for me, cliffnotes are more thorough and offers more insight
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