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verb- to sparknote is: to use the resourses conveniently allocated at the website www.sparknotes.com to help one quickly absorb critical information on a piece of literature or reading material (that was either too stupid, too long, too boring, or one was just too stinking lazy to read) in order to allow the recieving of a good grade on the test or evaluation for the corresponding piece of literature.

Usage Note: The time at which one typically partakes in the act of sparknoting is usually in close proximity to the time of the test or evaluation, moreover, the night prior.
Yo dude! I didn't even read To Kill a Mockingbird. All I did was spaknote it and i got a 100% on the test.

Man, Great Expectatiions is huge. Charles Dickens really needed to learn how to be more concise. I am definately going to have to sparknote this one.

Dude, the test is in two days and you haven't even turned a page. You are gonna get the shaft if you don't sparknote it.
by Shoelace July 09, 2004
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Not necessarily a tool for the slackers. People who have read the actual book can also use it to get grounds for their ideas, see important themes missed, and get aquinted with the public opinion; so that by the time of the actual test, one's opinion is supported, strong, ellaborative and analytical.

Besides, it's written in good English and is proven to be surprisingly reliable; with the exeption of some trivial tries for 'abstract' thought wandering, which could be easily spotted, anyhow.
Why wikipedia when you have SparkNotes?
Why get a B when you have SparkNotes?
by tabla May 25, 2010
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mankind's greatest invention. summarizes boring books high school students have to read, in little paragrpahs for every chapter. you can still get the idea of what the book's about without spending countless hours reading the damn thing.
also avilable for subjects such as history, math, science, chemistry, government, etc.
Oh fuck. I have a test on Macbeth tomorrow. Sparknotes to the rescue!
by SexyLexie May 01, 2007
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website that enables many students to pass. It's not cheating, its 'helping'.
"I wouldn't have had a clue what to write in my shakespeare essay if I hadn't used sparknotes!"
by phorks August 29, 2003
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A godsend when teachers/lecturer's assign bad books or bad topics that the student can not be bothered to read.
"I would have failed year 11 literature if it wasn't for spark notes"
"spark notes is king"
by Sexual Fiend November 14, 2005
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A website that makes English class useless, if it isn't already.
The teacher spent the whole period trying to explain the book to his students, but once they looked it up on Spark Notes they understood it.
by Athest April 20, 2007
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mankind's greatest invention. summarizes boring books high school students have to read in little paragrpahs for every chapter (or act, if its a play), you can rerad the enitre book in less than half hour, get the idea of what it's about, pass the test, and not waste time actually reading the book.
also offers study guides for other subjects, such as math, history, science, etc.
Oh shit. I have a test on Macbeth tomorrow. Sparknotes to the rescue!
by SexyLexie May 09, 2007
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