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    The Giver Recap 3

    Posted on 31 July 2014 by CliffsNotes

    Chapters 3 and 4 contain a lot of juicy material - catch up here!

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    The Giver Recap 2

    Posted on 30 July 2014 by CliffsNotes

    Check out these top 5 things to know about Chapter 2!

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    Game of Themes: Honor and Betrayal

    Posted on 24 July 2014 by CliffsNotes

    We always talk about honor in literature, right? Whether you’re a man or a woman, a king or a janitor, honor is something you can’t sell or break, but it can define you, and according to Game of Thrones, it can definitely get you killed.

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    The Giver Recap 1

    Posted on 24 July 2014 by CliffsNotes

    With The Giver movie set to release on August 15, 2014, we at CliffsNotes thought we’d revisit Lois Lowry’s novel during the lead-up to the movie.

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    Win an iPad mini! via Instagram

    Posted on 23 July 2014 by CliffsNotes

    Who doesn't want a free iPad mini?! Follow us on Instagram for your chance to win.

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    Word of the Week: Intrepid

    Posted on 17 July 2014 by CliffsNotes


    Word: INTREPID (adj)

    Meaning: courageous

    Synonyms: brave, daring, fearless


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    Game of Themes

    Posted on 15 July 2014 by CliffsNotes

    Game of Thrones has left us high and dry waiting for season 5, but luckily for you CliffsNotes is here to the rescue. Fill the GoT void in your hearts this summer with our new series, GAME OF THEMES!

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    Word of the Week: Usurp

    Posted on 11 July 2014 by CliffsNotes


    Word: USURP (v)

    Meaning: to seize and hold by force or without legal authority OR to take over and occupy without right

    Synonyms: seize, assume, take, commandeer

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    Word of the Week: Jubilation

    Posted on 2 July 2014 by CliffsNotes


    Word: JUBILATION (n)

    Meaning: the act of rejoicing or a celebration/other expression of joy

    Synonyms: celebration, euphoria, delight

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    Moving Home from College

    Posted on 30 June 2014 by CliffsNotes

    So you’re home from college for the summer. You’re trading fun roommates, red Solo cups, and freedom for curfews, prying eyes, and lots of questions. Am I right? Things needn't be tumultuous - here are a few tips for enjoying your summer at home.

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    Word of the Week: Behoove

    Posted on 26 June 2014 by CliffsNotes

    Everyone should have this word in their vocabulary because c’mon, let’s be real. Who doesn’t love saying behoove? So learn a lil’ something about it, try it out in a sentence to your mom, and then unleash this gem on the world!

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    How to Savor Graduation

    Posted on 24 June 2014 by CliffsNotes

    After all that anticipation for graduation, and within mere hours it’s over. We get it – you’re feeling definitely accomplished but also a little rushed. Here are some ways to help you savor graduation.

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    Word of the Week: Elusive

    Posted on 19 June 2014 by CliffsNotes

    Word of the Week: Elusive

    Word: ELUSIVE (adj)

    Meaning: hard to find or hold on to

    Synonyms: evasive, undefinable, subtle, mysterious, abstract, obscure

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    CliffsNotes, Graduation Debt, and the Color of Money

    Posted on 9 June 2014 by cliffsadmin

    The Washington Post’s Michelle Singletary has picked Reyna Gobel’s CliffsNotes: Graduation Debt: How to Manage Student Loans and Live Your Life as the Color of Money pick for the month of June – for the second time!

    Read more from Singletary here and be sure to join in on July 3 for a live online discussion about graduation debt with Singletary and Gobel! Send your comments about your student loan situation to colorofmoney@washpost.com

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    Last Minute AP English Language Prep!

    Posted on 26 May 2014 by Barbara Swovelin

    Before the exam, be sure to review the basics of the AP Language Exam so that you won’t have any surprises. The following bulleted ideas will remind you of these fundamentals and offer some brief advice. I know you have worked hard all year and will want to do your best; good luck! Remember, test takers who are well-prepared will be more comfortable.

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