Tutor profile: Hannah Z.
What is the purpose of a summary and what are the key parts?
A summary should include the what, who, when, why, and how of the piece of work or event you're summarizing. There are different types of summaries such as outlines or abstracts used for different purposes but what they have in common is that they are concise, objective, and in your own words to showcare your understanding.
What are the five basic parts of any story? Explain each part.
Every story will have a character, a setting, a plot, a conflict, and a resolution. The characters are the proper nouns in the story (people, animals, mythical beings, etc.). There is always a main character, at times more than one, and multiple sub-characters that each have a purpose within the story. The setting is when and where the story takes place. A plot is essentially what the story is about. There are different style of writing, but the plot is usually introduced in beginning and events of the story build up to the climax, then declines in intensity towards the resolution or conclusion of the story. The climax is the main part of the plot or what the story is building up to. Usually the climax is a pivotal turning point or conflict. Lastly, the resolution is typically at the end of the story. It's a conclusion wrapping up the events into one final "so what" message or moral of the story.
What is a compound sentence? Write an example.
A compound sentence is the combining of two independent clauses. An independent clause has a subject and a verb and could stand alone as a statement, hence the name independent. When two independent clauses are combined using words such as "and", "or", "but", "so", "yet", they create a compound sentence. I.e. Hannah was reading a book and Joel was watching TV.
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