Tutor profile: Margaret T.
How do you come up with a thesis statement?
A thesis statement has at least two parts. First, it offers your very own response to the question your writing instructor provided you in the essay prompt. Maybe she asked you to write about whether we should institute fines for people who don’t recycle. So the first part of your thesis statement for this prompt might be “I believe that it is inappropriate to fine those who recycle...” The second half of a thesis statement provides your reasons for holding this opinion. These reasons will match the topics of your body paragraphs which follow your thesis statement, in which you will provide an argument for your opinion about recycling. So your thesis as a whole might read “I believe that it is inappropriate to rinse those who recycle because recycling is not feasible in rural communities and the fines place extra burden on people who work multiple jobs to support their families.”
Subject: Study Skills
How do you cite material in a paper?
First, you need to figure out which citation style your instructor wants you to use. Maybe they want you to use MLA, or APA, or Chicago or another style. Once your instructor gives you this information, you first collect data about the source you cited. What is the title of the work and who wrote it? When was it written? Who was the publisher? Which pages in the book did you use? Then, I’ll help you learn to use the best Citation guide out there, the OWL at Purdue Online, to help you know how to organize that information into a citation at the end of your paper and citation of the work right after you quoted it, often called an in text citation.
What is epistemology?
Epistemology is the study of knowledge. In Epistemology, we ask and answer questions about our beliefs and how they relate to the world. Have you ever wondered how to know if what you believe is true? Epistemologist try to help us know how we can get true beliefs. They also talk about how our beliefs affect other people, whether we can be sure we aren’t in a computer simulation, and specific questions about our beliefs in unique areas like religion, science, and morality.
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