The Musings of a High School English teacher in Baltimore City
Sunday, December 03, 2006
Damn Sparknotes, and damn them for being forward-thinking enough to include The House of the Spirits, and damn my students for thinking they can get away with sentences like, "The el Valle and Trueba families represent the land-owning, upper-class criollos." I mean, what in the hell is a "criollo"? And, you should see tha progression of my comments, starting off innocently with just underlining the word, putting a question mark, then reading on, and finally realizing that the reason this word has been used is because this student has just cheated. I wrote, "I found your source... Sparknotes.com... See me... Zero."