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Why Bother Reading The Scarlet Letter in the First Place?

While walking into my high school English class the other day, a cacophony of groans assaulted my ears. Centered on each student desk was a copy of The Scarlet Letter, and our dread was nearly palpable. 578 more words


Spark Notes exist and it's all my fault

So last night, I was treated to a retweet of a video that was posted to YouTube back in 2010 called “Why Students Don’t Read What’s Assigned in Class.” It’s a video of high school students who are probably juniors or seniors talking about why they haven’t done the assigned reading throughout high school. 1,132 more words