The SparkNotes message board on Lord of the Flies has a signal to noise ratio that is better than many message boards. However, it could be much better. There are too many people just begging for help for their essay that’s due in tomorrow.
You are the most lively and bright bunch of young people that I have had the pleasure of sharing this novel with, so I reckon you can improve things on there, even at this stage in your studies.
I would like you to go to the message board and make at least one positive contribution to at least one of the threads on that board. To do this you will need to sign up for an account but this is free, and you can opt out of receiving any newletters or information from sponsors if you wish. If anyone doesn’t have an email address, or you don’t want to use your own address, you can use your school email account (<yourlogonnumber>@mcauley.org.uk).
I would then like you to add a comment to this post, pasting in a link to your message board post (eg.http://mb.sparknotes.com/mb.epl?b=451&m=1230784&t=348390&w=1) – just select the address of the post from the address bar, copy it, then paste it into your comment).
If anybody’s struggling with the technical aspects of this, I’m sure there’ll be plenty of people in the group who can help you out! You might also wish to take a look at some of the Lord of the Flies resouce links on the Lord of the Flies page over on this site (click on the link over there ➡ )
I look forward to reading your posts and comments (if the internet and the school network are behaving themselves: if not you’ll just have to crack on with Chapter 8).
It would obviously be preferable for your posts to include some evidence of the understanding you have been gaining as we have studied the novel, by contributing an answer to someone’s question, or adding to an ongoing discussion, but you may have an interesting question of your own that you would like to post.