Tutor profile: Michaela W.
What are the rules for using a semicolon?
A semicolon can be used to link two complete and related sentences; a semicolon can also be used when writing a list to create a division between items. A semicolon should also be used before conjunctive adverbs, such as however.
Subject: Library and Information Science
Why do libraries use the Dewey Decimal System?
The Dewey Decimal System was created to keep subjects together in an organized way. Each broad hundred number (000-900) has a different subject and gets more narrow as the numbers get more specific. Many libraries have moved away from this system in favor of a more customer friendly model, similar to bookstores.
What do the shadows represent in Plato's Allegory of the Cave?
The shadows cast on the wall of the cave represent reality as it is known to man within the cave; because man is unable to see the actual objects casting the shadows, man believes the shadows to be the actual objects.
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