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What are some important steps in the essay-writing process?
When writing an essay, it's important to choose a topic, research academic sources, create an outline, write and then edit. Outlines are extremely helpful in the writing process because they are an important tool to ensure that your essay stays on topic and is cohesive.
In 'The Sun Also Rises,' what does the character of Lady Brett Ashley tell us about Hemingway's opinions of gender roles?
In placing Lady Brett Ashley in companionship with homosexual men, portraying her as sexually promiscuous, and her name itself being a feminine title and a feminine surname—both of which were inherited through the patriarchal construct of marriage—bookending her highly masculine name, Brett, Hemingway comments on society's impulse to confine people to the typical male/female binary even though people do not typically fit within such confines.
What is an important lesson in grammar that is often overlooked or misconstrued?
An important lesson in grammar that is often mistaught early on in schooling is that run-on sentences are sentences that are too long and should be split into multiple sentences. A run-on sentence is actually a sentence in which two or more independent clauses are conjoined without a conjunction or punctuation. While, in some cases, a very long sentence can be more effective if it is split up into multiple sentences, it is not grammatically incorrect if it is punctuated correctly.
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