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Urvashi I.
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French
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Question:

Choose the answer choice that matches the given sentence. Qu'est-ce qui ne va pas? (What's wrong?) -- I have a headache. (Choose the corresponding sentence in French.) A) J'ai mal au ventre. B) J'ai envie de dormir. C) J'ai mal à la tête. D) J'ai froid. E) J'ai envie de vomir.

Urvashi I.
Answer:

The correct answer is C) J'ai mal à la tête. The translations for the other answer choices are as follows: A) J'ai mal = I'm not feeling well, au ventre = in stomach Together, these translate to "I have a stomachache." B) J'ai envie de = I want/need, dormir = to sleep Together, these translate to "I feel sleepy". D) <<J'ai froid>> translates to "I'm cold" or "I feel cold". E) J'ai envie de = I want/need, vomir = to vomit Together, these translate to "I need to vomit", or "I feel sick".

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Here, a college student taking a "Crime and Punishment" class has been given the following prompt. Read the prompt, and then the corresponding introductory paragraph. First, see if the given paragraph fulfills the basic requirements of the prompt. Identify anything the paragraph is missing, or any problems it has. Then, make basic edits to improve sentence structure, conciseness and flow. You don't need to know any information other than what has been given, just do your best to reword, restructure or write in new sentences to create a better paragraph! PROMPT: Use what you have learned about the 2nd amendment in the last lecture to defend your stance in the debate over gun control. Address both sides and present a clear thesis statement that defines your position and briefly outlines the kind of evidence and development that you will follow in the body of the response. Your paper must evidence appropriately and effectively, providing sufficient and convincing support for its main ideas. Additionally, your paper must transition smoothly and effectively, with clearly structured and focused sentences and appropriate word choice. PARAGRAPH: A lot of people have different opinions about gun control, and the debate is very heated. Some people feel that guns are important to protect oneself, but other people feel that guns are dangerous and cause people harm. I agree that due to the fact that guns are dangerous, we need gun control laws to have less crime and more order in society.

Urvashi I.
Answer:

Let's start with breaking down the prompt, and what you need to include in the introductory paragraph. You should include the following: - Two opposing viewpoints about gun control - Your opinion about the issue - A thesis statement that clarifies/restates your opinion AND explains how you will apply the 2nd amendment to defend your opinion The given paragraph DOES: - provide two opposing opinions - the student's stance on the issue However, note that it fails to address the 2nd amendment altogether! The thesis statement needs to explain how the 2nd amendment will be used to explain your chosen stance on the issue. Basically, you need to lay out a roadmap, to show how your essay will flow! While the paragraph is relatively short, the sentence structure could also be improved (made more concise, use better word choice, etc). There are many different ways to edit this paragraph. Here's how I did it: "Needless to say, the debate over gun control is a long-winded and controversial one. One half of our contemporary society projects the image that guns are tools that are necessary for self-protection while the other half insists that guns can never be anything but weapons that do us more harm than good. In accordance with the latter, I feel that stricter gun control laws are integral to restoring order and reducing crime. To clarify my stance on this issue, I will first address the interpretation and implementation of the 2nd Amendment and then present particular statistics to support my proposition for stronger regulation." This paragraph clearly shows better word choice. It's straightforward, to-the-point, and does not waste time in stating what is important. Opposing sides were addressed, and the student's stance on the issue was clearly stated. The thesis is composed of two sentences: In accordance with the latter, I feel that stricter gun control laws are integral to restoring order and reducing crime. To clarify my stance on this issue, I will first address the interpretation and implementation of the 2nd Amendment and then present particular statistics to support my proposition for stronger regulation. where, the first sentence provides the student's opinion, and the second sentence states in a simple way how the student will use the 2nd amendment to support their argument.

English as a Second Language
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Question:

They ________ for the exam every day. A) studies B) is studying C) study

Urvashi I.
Answer:

The correct answer is C) study. First, we need to note that the sentence is focusing on the subject "they". This subject is plural, so we cannot use (A) or (B). Both of those answer choices use conjugations or tenses that are specific to singular subjects. For example, you could say "He studies" or "She is studying", but you cannot say "They studies" or "They is studying". If you use (C), the sentence looks like this : They study for the exam every day. [EXTRA - If you wanted to use (B), you would have to make some changes because "they" is plural. (B, corrected) : They <are studying> for the exam every day.]

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