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Tutor profile: Jenny S.

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Subject: Writing

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Question:

Name several strategies for writing an excellent essay.

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Answer:

1. Write an outline complete with a simple thesis, evidence to back up your essay points and an introduction and conclusion. 2. Understand the essay topic. Use the resources available to you, such as textbooks, personal experience, libraries, online databases and teachers. 3. Read each paragraph aloud, listening for awkward phrasing, sentence fragments or confusing structure. 4. Make sure your flow is good from one paragraph into another and that you are sticking with the overall essay topic for the entire paper. 5. Ensure that you phrase the topic in an interesting and arresting way so that readers are drawn into your concept.

Subject: US History

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How did the Works Progress Administration under President Franklin Delano Roosevelt help advance the civil rights of African American former slaves?

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Answer:

In the 1920s, President Franklin Roosevelt commissioned the Works Progress Administration to begin collecting the stories of former African American slaves. Thousands of personal interviews were collected by WPA (Works Progress Administration) employees of former slave stories, effectively giving disaffected black Americans a public voice for the very first time in the United States.

Subject: English

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Demonstrate your understanding of the differences between the words "affect" and "effect". Use each word properly in a sentence.

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The word "affect" is an action. If person A needs a tire changed on his vehicle, and person B changes the tire of person A, person B has "affected" the situation in a positive way. Person B has acted and changed the tire, hence affecting person A. Affect means action. The word "effect" indicates a change as the object of a sentence. Person A received the desired "effect" of person B's help changing the tire. Person A "received" - the word received is a verb here, the action of the sentence. Person A received the desired effect - the word effect is here the object of the action. Effect means result.

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