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Sources of INFORMATION (misc.) > shmoop.com - An excellent website for dissecting literature, etc.

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message 1: by Joy H., Group Founder (last edited Jan 17, 2009 08:12PM) (new)

Joy H. (JoyofGlensFalls) | 16316 comments I discovered the following website while looking around the Net:
http://www.shmoop.com/literature/

I've never seen such a clear way of dissecting literature. Give it a look. Its uniform presentation makes things so easy to grasp. The spatial arrangement of the different aspects also seems to help me digest the information.

What do you think?


message 2: by Joy H., Group Founder (new)

Joy H. (JoyofGlensFalls) | 16316 comments Below is a link to the "about" page:
http://www.shmoop.com/public/about_us...


message 3: by Jim (new)

Jim (JimMacLachlan) | 5916 comments I'll try to check this out tomorrow. The page isn't loading over a modem.


message 4: by Joy H., Group Founder (new)

Joy H. (JoyofGlensFalls) | 16316 comments Hope you'll be able to access it, Jim. I'd like your opinion.


message 5: by Jim (new)

Jim (JimMacLachlan) | 5916 comments I read over their review of 1984 & a couple of others. I wasn't particularly impressed with 'Why should I care' section. A lot of it was too tongue-in-cheek &/or strayed. The 'In a nutshell' was REALLY brief, but accurate. It didn't go far enough. I'd say it's OK as a secondary source. I wouldn't use just it, though. Thanks for turning me on to it, though.


message 6: by Joy H., Group Founder (last edited Jan 20, 2009 10:28AM) (new)

Joy H. (JoyofGlensFalls) | 16316 comments Jim, check this website out!
http://www.antistudy.com/search.php?t...

Take your choice of eleven different websites which are literature study guides similar to Cliffs!

Which is best? (g)


message 7: by Jim (new)

Jim (JimMacLachlan) | 5916 comments Wow. That's an excellent list of sites. I've been on maybe half of them before or heard of them. Thanks.


message 8: by Joy H., Group Founder (new)

Joy H. (JoyofGlensFalls) | 16316 comments Jim, I'm getting information-overload! :)


message 9: by Jim (new)

Jim (JimMacLachlan) | 5916 comments It's really easy to spend hours at a time surfing, isn't it? Wikipedia is my big downfall. While you need to keep in mind that any idiot can add to it or edit it (I'm one & so is one of my boys) there is so much good information there & links to other articles. I can start reading about philosophy & wind up getting the low down on an SF movie or reading an engineering text on MIT's site an hour later. It's like peanuts!


message 10: by Joy H., Group Founder (new)

Joy H. (JoyofGlensFalls) | 16316 comments Jim wrote: "It's like peanuts!"

How well I know!


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