I have a pretty strong thesis statement for my first English 101 class paper, but I'm a little confused as to how I should expand further on it in order to meet the page minimum and so I do not confuse the reader. What are some ways I can do this?
Lucky for you, there are many different ways we can approach this today! For me in particular, I actually begin with writing my thesis statement and conclusion FIRST, then I fill in the body paragraphs afterwards, so I have a clearer idea of what I should focus on. If this strategy isn't for you, you can also consult sources that you have used in class, such as required readings and listenings that can correlate to your particular topic once you have your thesis statement. Then, you can definitely start expanding from your statement.
I am preparing for an extremely hard History Test and I don't know where to start. There's vocabulary, dates, and key players and figures that I'm having a hard time remembering. What would be the best way to approach this appropriately and effectively?
There are many different ways to study for this exam effectively, depending on what your strengths are in the class and if you are a visual or auditory learner. One example of approaching this effectively would be to highlight the vocabulary terms that are on the study sheet you were provided, and adding the definitions from your notes. Most likely, not all of the terms you have learned in class won't be on the exam (if it is a quite long one), so a little bit of relief is provided when studying in this particular circumstance. It is most important in this situation to target your areas of struggle.
How should I approach this particular interval from measure 16 to 17 when performing this in my lesson or for a studio performance?
Perhaps more use of the breath or use of crescendo or decrescendo in order to keep a legato phrase.