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iPREPpress offers SparkNotes study guides for iPods

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By LC Angell

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Published: Wednesday, October 26, 2005
News Categories: iPod

iPREPpress and SparkNotes have released 11 study guides for classic American and British literature that can be downloaded and read on your iPod. The iPod study guides offer the same content as the best-selling SparkNotes study guides including “context, plot overview, summary and analysis, theme, motives, key facts and quizzes, and audio hyperlinks to context, audio plot overview and audio analysis of major characters.”

Available study guides for the iPod include: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, The Catcher in the Rye, The Great Gatsby, Hamlet, To Kill a Mockingbird, Lord of the Flies, The Odyssey, Pride and Prejudice, Romeo & Juliet, The Scarlet Letter, and A Tale of Two Cities. The SparkNotes guides, which sell for $4.95 each, work with 3G/4G/5G iPods, iPod minis and iPod nanos.

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The SparkNotes company is one of many “paper mills” that exist to provide high school and college students with condensed versions of classic literary texts so that the students will not have to read those texts in their entirety.

Posted by William Howarth on October 26, 2005 at 8:06 AM (PDT)

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Students also use such digests to write papers, often directly copying the texts to avoid learning anything whatsoever. Professional libraries and educators have long condemned paper mills. I’d really prefer not seeing them advertised or even described on a reputable site like iLounge.

Posted by William Howarth on October 26, 2005 at 8:10 AM (PDT)

3

I see nothing wrong with such sites, they are useful. Of course I am aware of the cheating & dumbing problem, but I typically use them for quick reference. They will never save you of your necessary reading.

Posted by Bad Beaver on October 26, 2005 at 10:20 AM (PDT)

4

haha, or you can copy the ones they have on their website paste them into word and save them as .txt format.

hahhahaha.

Posted by Ryan Imhof on October 26, 2005 at 2:57 PM (PDT)

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SparkNotes is not—and never will be—a paper mill site. We understand that our work can be abused, but we strive to educate our audience to use SparkNotes as a resource for learning, not cheating. In fact, we instruct students on how to cite their work, with specific examples of citation and definitions of plagiarism and how to avoid it; we support educators in the classroom with teaching texts like writing style guides and textbook companions. We offer hundreds of critical analyses of the most-studied works of literature, plus material on history, math and science, film, psychology—the list goes on.  If you’re interested in learning more about us, check out our site—particularly our About pages, which explain in detail our mission and history.

http://www.sparknotes.com/
http://www.sparknotes.com/about/
http://www.sparknotes.com/help/plagiarism.html

Posted by Frances Duncan :: Website Creative Director, Spark on October 27, 2005 at 7:07 AM (PDT)

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