Tutor profile: Ana C.
Explain your creative process in outlining and writing an essay and why this works best for you.
When it comes to writing an essay, I find my best ideas flow to me when I am alone and concentrated. For this reason, I usually leave my essays until the last minute because I tend to over analyze what I have written to the point that I end up not liking it anymore. A couple of days before writing the actual essay, I sit to brainstorm ideas about what I will be writing as well as doing any research that needs to get done so that I have all my materials ready for when I actually begin to write. After this, I leave everything as is and let the ideas of my essay begin to brew in my head. I give myself a day or two to find good topics to write about and when I think of something worthwhile, I write it in my notes on my phone. When I finally write the essay, it is all done in one sitting, usually at night when everything is quiet because everyone is sleeping. I finish my essay and do not go back to review anything until the next day. I do this so that when I edit my paper, everything seems new to me since I have not re-read my essay yet. Once I make any quick fixes, the essay is done and ready to be turned in.
Explain how supply and demand affect each other in an open market economy.
Supply is the amount of goods or services that the producer in an economy is able and willing to sell to the market, demand is the amount of goods or services that the consumer is willing and able to buy in the market. A decrease in consumer demand means a decrease in supply because less people are willing to buy the product therefore suppliers will produce less in order to get rid of the remaining product, and vice verse for an increase in demand. At the equilibrium price, both the consumer and producer are perfectly satisfied because the producer is selling exactly what they have in supply and every consumer that wants the product is able to get one.
Explain the difference between an oxymoron, juxtaposition and irony by defining each term and giving examples.
An oxymoron is a set of opposite words used to give a contrasting effect often making the reader stop and think. Ex. Pretty ugly, living dead, same difference. A juxtaposition is a placing of contrasting ideas next to each other to highlight their opposing effects. A juxtaposition is different from an oxymoron because meanwhile and oxymoron is brief and usually only two words, a juxtaposition is the use of ideas, symbols, pictures, to contrast one another. A juxtaposition can be used throughout the whole work if intended. Ex. "Do not go gentle into that good night, rage rage against the dying of the light." Contrast of light vs dark Irony is a literary device used to express the opposite of what you mean. Irony can also happen in everyday life when the opposite of what you expect to happen or do, happens. Ex. A billboard advertising to not text and drive prompting to text for more information.
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