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Tutor profile: Sarah K.

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Sarah K.
Student at Seattle Pacific University
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Subject: English

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Question:

Identify the subject in the following sentence: "On her way to the store, Mara saw her friends walking home from school."

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Answer:

The subject is Mara, because she is the one seeing her friends. Her friends are not the subject of the sentence because the sentence also is complete when her friends' action, "walking home from school," is absent. See: "On her way to the store, Mara saw her friends."

Subject: Literature

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Explain 3 rhetorical fallacies and provide examples.

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Red Herring - a distraction from the core of the argument, focusing on issues not related to the topic EX: Gas is becoming an expensive and inefficient means of fuel, but how will workers in that industry earn a living?

Subject: Writing

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Question:

To begin your creative process, answer this prompt with a full page. Even if you run out of your response, keep writing anything that you think until the page is full.

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This exercise is designed to keep students thinking, creating new ideas and keeping their pencils moving. If the pencil stops, so does the brain, and then we wander and get lost in our thoughts. If we keep writing, we keep our thoughts engaged as well.

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